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You can smoke on Gulfport Beach

You can smoke on Gulfport Beach

Gulfport, Florida -- Council voted a second and final time to repeal its beach smoking ban. While littering the beach with cigarette butts remains illegal, lighting up on the beach is once again within the law.

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Pinellas SOE: Nearly 27,000 ballots mailed for March 12 Municipal Election

Pinellas SOE: Nearly 27,000 ballots mailed for March 12 Municipal Election

Pinellas County, Florida -- The Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Office reports Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark mailed nearly 27,000 ballots on Tuesday, Feb. 5 to domestic voters living in the nine municipalities conducting elections on March 12.

On Jan. 25, 311 ballots were mailed to absent military and overseas voters.

The breakdown for each city is as follows:

Belleair Bluffs
Pinellas Military: 3
Other Domestic: 682

Gulfport
Pinellas Military: 11
Other Domestic: 3,266

Feb. 11 voter registration deadline for March 12 Municipal Elections

Feb. 11 voter registration deadline for March 12 Municipal Elections

Pinellas County, Florida -- Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark is reminding residents of nine municipalities conducting elections on March 12 that Monday, Feb. 11 is the voter registration deadline to vote in these municipal elections.

Municipal elections will be conducted March 12 in Belleair Bluffs, Gulfport, Kenneth City, Madeira Beach, Oldsmar, Seminole, South Pasadena, Tarpon Springs and Treasure Island.

PSTA Board agrees to ask county commission for new funding source

PSTA Board agrees to ask county commission for new funding source

Pinellas County, Florida -- The PSTA Board of Directors made a historic advancement in improving Pinellas County’s transit service.

By a unanimous vote at its monthly meeting on Jan. 23, the Board agreed to ask the County Commission to include a transit improvement sales tax on the November 2014 ballot moving more than 30 years of planning forward.

Financial data shows that PSTA’s current revenues will not be enough to maintain current service levels in the coming years, let alone improving the transit system.

The Hotel Zamora clears code hurdles

The Hotel Zamora clears code hurdles

 

St. Pete Beach, Florida – City commissioners granted the new owners of the long-abandoned The Hotel Zamora permission to build 50 hotel rooms in the boutique-style hotel the new owners plan to build in the white shell sitting on the corner of 37th Avenue and Gulf Boulevard.

First 2013 'Breakfast with the Mayor' event Wednesday

First 2013 'Breakfast with the Mayor' event Wednesday

St. Petersburg, Florida -- St. Petersburg residents are invited to get the year off to a positive start by attending 'Breakfast with the Mayor' tomorrow, Jan. 23, at the Tick Tock, located at 8123 Fourth St. N.

Mayor Foster will be available beginning at 7 a.m. to and listen to residents and talk over ideas during the popular breakfast forum, held monthly at various St. Petersburg restaurants. Residents are invited to support the business with a breakfast order.

If breakfast isn't on the daily agenda, Mayor Foster hosts 'Mayor's Night Out' on Thursday, Feb. 7.

Public hearing Tuesday on redistricting alternatives

Public hearing Tuesday on redistricting alternatives

St. Petersburg, Florida -- A public hearing for residents to learn about and offer comment on redistricting alternatives will be held today, Jan. 22, at City Hall, located at 175 Fifth St. N.

Residents will have two minutes to express their thoughts about the alternatives before the nine-member Redistricting Commission at 5 p.m. in Council Chamber. Those unable to attend Tuesday's public hearing may submit written comments to the City Clerk's office by U.S. Mail or to eva.andujar@stpete.org.