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Former City Council member wants current board to reconsider 1:30 a.m. historic designation vote

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Former St. Pete City Council member Jeff Danner wants the current board to re-visit changes to the local historic designation ordinance. During a meeting Thursday, Danner argued council members hurried a decision because they had been in meetings for more than 15 hours. Last month, St. Pete City Council members were tasked with deciding whether or not to lower the threshold required for neighborhoods to kick off a historic designation process. The issue had been brewing for years with local…

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Historic designation supporters fire back against misinformation

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The debate over how neighborhoods obtain local historic designation in St. Pete is heating up. City Council is set to decide on August 20 whether it should be easier for neighborhoods to obtain the designation, but groups have popped up opposing changes to the current ordinance. In 2010, a process was established for neighborhoods to apply for local historic designation. That process requires neighborhoods to receive a 2/3 vote from all homeowners within its boundaries in order to move the…

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