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Meet the Gulfport Council Candidates

Meet the Gulfport Council Candidates
Gulfport, Florida -- How can you meet your Gulfport candidates for city council? Read more to find out.

Farewell From St. Pete Beach Commissioner Marvin Shavlan

Farewell From St. Pete Beach Commissioner Marvin Shavlan
Gulfport, Florida -- As many of you know my wife and I recently put our house on the market. Our Realtor informed us that  a house in our price range would probably take a minimum of six months to sell and very likely longer. As it turns out we had a contract on the house in 10 days. Unfortunately, this means I must resign my position as commissioner effective the date of closing (scheduled for January 15) because my wife and I have been unable to find a suitable residence to buy or rent in District Three or St. Pete Beach, for that matter.

Parks and Rec Supervisor to Retire

Parks and Rec Supervisor to Retire

Gulfport, Florida -- After starting with Gulfport as a 25-year-old in 1978, Parks and Recreation Superintendent Bob Williams has announced his retirement.

Salvaging the sewers

Salvaging the sewers
Gulfport, Florida -- If council approves a loan, contractors could fix Gulfport's aging sewers by the end of 2015. At Tuesday night's council meeting, councillors heard the second of two presentations.  The first presentation, heard at the December 3 meeting, came from ConEdison Solutions. ConEd Solutions' program would allow Gulfport to borrow the money over up to 20 years. ConEd representatives told Gulfport the city would save money annually with the sewer improvements but if it did not, ConEd would pay the difference.

Gulfport Ward One Representative Takes Seat Unopposed

Gulfport Ward One Representative Takes Seat Unopposed

Gulfport, Florida -- Despite posts to the contrary on the Gabber's "Gulfport Ideas and Opinions" Facebook group, when the qualifying period for Gulfport elections closed Monday afternoon, not one candidate submitted paperwork to run against the Ward One incumbent. 

Year-end State of the County message

Year-end State of the County message

Pinellas County, Florida --  Commission Chairman Kenneth T. Welch looks back on – and ahead to –   several key issues facing Pinellas County in his year-end State of the County video posted this week and on the county’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages. The links are provided n the county’s homepage.

“This has been a productive year for your County Commission, our county leadership team and our county employees,” said Welch. “The county has tackled a diverse set of issues this year.”

Catch Pinellas County meetings on the go

Catch Pinellas County meetings on the go

Pinellas County, Florida -- Want to follow along with a meeting of the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners while you’re on the go? If you have a smart phone or tablet computer, you’re in luck. Pinellas County is now live streaming board meetings right to you.