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Pinellas Legislative Delegation to meet to discuss sewer discharge

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State Sen. Jack Latvala, chairman of the Pinellas County legislative delegation, announced a delegation workshop meeting to hear about and discuss the recent discharge of untreated sewage into Tampa Bay waters by cities in Pinellas County.

The meeting will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Karen A. Steidinger Auditorium on Tuesday. The auditorium is located at 100 Eighth Ave. S.E., which is at the Fish & Wildlife Research Institute on the University of South Florida St. Pete campus.

Presentations will be made by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and officials from Pinellas County and cities around the county. This meeting is a workshop format, and the public is invited to attend. The meeting must end promptly at 5 p.m., and there may be limited time for public input.

Latvala’s press release comes days after fellow Republican Kathleen Peters, who represents Treasure Island in the state House, called for a meeting to discuss infrastructure concerns after Hurricane Hermine cause sewers in St. Petersburg, Gulfport, and other cities to overflow into the bay.

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