Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

Pinellas County - page 3

Rick Scott reappoints two to Pinellas Housing Authority

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday the reappointments of Joseph Triolo and Michael Guju to the Pinellas County Housing Authority. Triolo, 59, of St. Petersburg, is a program manager for Duke Energy. He is reappointed for a term beginning Dec. 16 and ending Jan. 21, 2018. Triolo was appointed to PCHA’s board of commissioners in 2009 and served as chairman from 2009 through June. Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Triolo also serves on the board of directors of the Florida…

Keep Reading

Pinellas County Commission moves toward moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

Pinellas County Commissioners unanimously voted Tuesday to hold a public hearing Jan. 10 to decide a possible moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries and treatment centers. The moratorium would remain in effect for 180 days to give the commission time to pass an ordinance regulating such issues as the location of dispensaries and treatment centers. A proposed ordinance is expected to come before the board in April. If the moratorium is adopted, Pinellas County will join other governmental bodies across the…

Keep Reading

Rick Kriseman sets next steps to reach 100 percent clean energy goal

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

St. Petersburg became the first Florida city last month to sign on to the Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 campaign, which seeks to convert the city to 100 percent renewable, green energy. Mayor Rick Kriseman on Friday set out the first steps the city is taking to reach that goal. It’s an initiative he calls the Integrated Sustainability Action Plan. The city has earmarked $250,000 for the ISAP. First on the ISAP list is an overall energy audit to help…

Keep Reading

Pinellas County launching educational campaign to renew Penny for Pinellas

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

Pinellas residents can expect to hear a lot next year about the number of roads, fire stations, parks, buildings and other projects the county and cities have constructed during the past 30 years. Residents will also hear a lot about construction planned for Pinellas’ future. It’s all part of an education campaign that the county and municipal governments will undertake as they try to persuade Pinellas voters to renew the Penny for Pinellas sales tax for the fourth time. If…

Keep Reading

Lauralee Westine appointed to Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Court

in The Bay and the 'Burg by

Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday named local-government and land-use attorney Lauralee Westine to replace retiring Judge Bruce Boyer on the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court. Westine, 45, of Palm Harbor, concentrates on zoning and permitting for cell towers and other towers through the Law Office of Lauralee G. Westine, according to her practice’s website. She has worked in private practice since 2000, the Governor’s Office said. Earlier, she was a prosecutor in the Sixth Circuit, which includes Pinellas and Pasco counties. Westine is married to Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri.…

Keep Reading

Jeff Brandes to file flood mitigation bill

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

State Sen. Jeff Brandes says he will file legislation for the 2017 Legislative Session to fund flood mitigation in affected communities. The idea is to lower the cost of flood insurance by decreasing flood severity in areas covered by the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Community Rating System. The legislation will create a matching grant program, in part through the state’s Land Acquisition Trust Fund, for “local projects (that) reduce flood risks and acquire conservation land for the purpose of mitigating flood risk,” Brandes’ office said…

Keep Reading

Accused pot smoker looks to get gun returned from St. Pete Police

in Local Courts by

After an arrest for possession of marijuana, a Pinellas County resident had a firearm confiscated by the officer who caught her smoking in downtown St. Petersburg. Now, 57-year-old Rebecca Marsh of Tierra Verde is filing a petition to have police return her .380 Ruger LCP. The police report said the gun and concealed carry weapons permit (CCW) would not be permitted to be brought into the jail, so a St. Petersburg Police officer put into an SPPD locker. On Sept. 13,…

Keep Reading

1 2 3 4 5 32
Show Buttons
Hide Buttons
Go to Top