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Showing results: Florida’s most aggressive poverty reduction plan to date

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A five-year, $170 million investment plan to reduce poverty and stimulate job growth in South St. Pete is “exceeding expectations,” according to a midyear progress report released by the Pinellas County Urban League this June. The city- and county-backed project is called the 2020 Plan — named after its expected completion year — and it’s being hailed as the most aggressive poverty reduction effort ever attempted in the State of Florida. The newly released report measures progress associated with each…

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You’re Invited: Agenda 2010

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Just received this from the always effervescent Gypsy Gallardo: There will be an important citizen-led advocacy initiative happening in the City of St. Petersburg: The Agenda 2010 City Policy Convention at the PTEC Campus (901 34th St. S.) from 10 am to 1:30 pm on this Saturday, June 5th. The primary objective of the Convention is to forge proposals for new approaches to City of St. Petersburg policy and programming in policy areas that disproportionately and stubbornly impact African Americans. The…

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You’re Invited: Agenda 2010

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Just received this from the always effervescent Gypsy Gallardo: There will be an important citizen-led advocacy initiative happening in the City of St. Petersburg: The Agenda 2010 City Policy Convention at the PTEC Campus (901 34th St. S.) from 10 am to 1:30 pm on this Saturday, June 5th. The primary objective of the Convention is to forge proposals for new approaches to City of St. Petersburg policy and programming in policy areas that disproportionately and stubbornly impact African Americans. The…

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Agenda 2010’s Bizarro World straw poll

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My favorite rabble-rouser Gypsy Gallardo helped organize a forum of the St. Petersburg City Council candidates, during which a straw poll was held to, supposedly, gauge the favorites of the African-American community. And like the Bizarro World in which up is down and black is white, most of the winners of the Bizarro Straw Poll are the candidates who will probably lose. And even those candidates who might win, the results are so lopsided, that only Bizarro Superman could make…

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