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Lealman improvement plan moves forward

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Back in June, county commissioners made a historic decision: They created the first community redevelopment area in unincorporated Pinellas County. It was a move that, for years, was unthinkable with Pinellas officials saying they would never sanction a CRA in unincorporated Pinellas. CRAs were something cities did. That changed under a county administration and commission that’s become willing to try new things. In this case, the new thing – a county CRA – is the most recent effort to solve…

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Lealman CRA getting local radio air time

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Pinellas County’s community improvement efforts in unincorporated Lealman will be the topic of discussion on local radio this Thursday. The show, “No Place Like Home,” sponsored by the county’s Housing Finance Authority, airs this Thursday, from 10:05 to 10:35 a.m. on WRXB 1590 AM. Lealman, which was recognized in 2013 by the Department of Health and Human Services as one of the five poorest spots in Pinellas, was recently established as a Community Redevelopment Area by the County Commission. The…

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Pinellas County Commission to begin recruiting for Lealman CRA Committee

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The Pinellas Board of County Commissioners is all set to establish an advisory committee for the recently recognized Lealman Community Redevelopment Area (CRA). The nine-member committee, expected to be established at the board’s Tuesday regular meeting, will provide advice and direction to the Lealman Community Redevelopment Agency. The advisory committee will also assist county staff in the development and administration of the Lealman Redevelopment Plan, expected to be drafted sometime late this year or early 2016. The board will most…

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