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State of the county address
State of the county address

Pinellas County, Florida -- Pinellas County Commission Chairman Kenneth Welch delivered the State of the County video address which will be posted on the Pinellas County website. 

“The commission and county staff are working on several critical issues, and it’s important to keep our community informed and involved in the process,” said Welch.  “As commission chairman, one of my priorities is communication, using traditional and social media more effectively and increasing our transparency and interaction with our citizens.  The goal is to convey what we’re working on as a commission, what we’ve achieved and what’s coming to us down the road.” 

State of the County topics this time around include strategic planning, the economic impact of poverty, public health, human rights, the upcoming transit tax referendum, tourism and the FY2014 county budget.  

The State of the County message can also be viewed on PCC-TV at noon, 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on weekdays; 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on weekends.  PCC-TV may be seen over Bright House Networks Channel 622, Verizon Channel 44 and Knology Channel 18.

Residents will have an opportunity for one-on-one conversations with their elected officials and county staff at the upcoming 2014 Budget Community Forum on Wednesday, April 10, in partnership with St. Petersburg College Seminole.  

An open house will be set up in the SPC Digitorium common area from 5:30 till 7 p.m. There, visitors can browse information booths set up by the various Pinellas County departments.  Participants can meet with county officials and their county commissioners, ask questions, provide feedback and learn more about county services.

From 7 to 8 p.m., an Internet eTownHall will take place inside the Digitorium in front of a live audience.  County commissioners and the county administrator will respond to comments and questions from the community as they discuss the upcoming FY2014 budget, strategies for closing the budget gap and plans to sustain the budget into the future.  

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