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CASA installs rooftop solar to save money

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CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse) has installed an array of solar panels on the roof of its new domestic violence center. The project was fully funded through a public-private partnership between the Pinellas County Community Development Block Grant Program, CASA and a private donor. Installation was completed by Solar Energy Management, a locally-owned firm selected through a competitive bidding process. In all, 407 solar panels have been installed to create a massive 130-kilowatt rooftop solar system. Most importantly, money spent on…

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Alicia Garza, co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter, to speak at USF

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Alicia Garza, social activist and co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter, will speak at the University of South Florida at 8 p.m. today (doors open at 7:30 p.m.) as part of the student-run University Lecture Series in the Marshall Student Center Ballroom. The lecture is part of the university’s MLK Commemorative Week, celebrating the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The student organizers of the event expect Garza to engage the audience in a discussion about race relations in America and how her…

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Safety Harbor mayor hopeful Joe Ayoub to host first meet and greet Friday

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Joe Ayoub, who’s running for Safety Harbor mayor, is holding his first meet and greet of the campaign season. It’s from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Ayoub’s home, 323 Second St. S, in Safety Harbor. Ayoub, a former Safety Harbor mayor and commission member, said he plans to spend part of the campaign on a “listening tour,” learning about the issues that are most important to city residents. He’s also provided a 10-question citizen survey on his website to learn what concerns…

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Travis Palladeno collects a trio of endorsements in re-election bid

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Former U.S. Rep. David Jolly, state Rep. Kathleen Peters and Pinellas County Commissioner John Morroni have endorsed Travis Palladeno who is running for re-election as Madeira Beach mayor. “I’m very humbled,” Palladeno said Monday of the trio of Republican endorsements. Palladeno also received the endorsement of a Madeira Beach business. Lisa’s Café has broadcast the endorsement on the restaurant sign: “Re-elect Travis mayor.” “I am truly grateful” for the support, Palladeno said, adding that it’s small businesses like Lisan’s Café…

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Rick Kriseman will seek to deregulate the city’s taxi cabs

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The announcement came toward the end of St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman’s state of the city address Saturday: The next ordinance Kriseman plans to introduce is one deregulating the vehicle-for-hire industry. Kriseman did not provide many details except to say it would include incentives for taxi companies and ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft to comply with St. Petersburg’s system. Let the market decide what’s best, Kriseman said, adding that, if his plan succeeds then St. Petersburg would be a…

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In Madeira Beach, seven seek three seats for mayor, City Commission

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At the close of qualifying Friday, seven candidates are stepping forward to run in municipal elections. Three seats are up for grabs: the mayor and two commissioners: Mayor Travis Palladeno is seeking re-election. He’s being opposed by Margaret Black. Palladeno has served as Madeira Beach mayor since 2011. He represents the city on and is current chair of the Pinellas County Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board. He also represents the city on the county’s Tourist Development Council and the Barrier Island…

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Larry Ahern files bill to provide commercial sales tax relief

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State Rep. Larry Ahern filed a bill Wednesday that would eliminate the state sales tax that Florida business owners pay on their commercial leases. The legislation would provide a sales tax exemption on the total rent paid for the right to use or occupy commercial real property.  “Florida is the only state that imposes a standard, statewide sales tax on commercial real estate leases” the Seminole Republican said. “This bill will have a positive and direct effect on the bottom…

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