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St. Pete chosen for financial inclusion program aimed at boosting economic stability

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St. Petersburg has been selected as one of eight cities to participate in the National League of Cities’ Financial Inclusion Systems and City Leadership project. It was selected by the NLC in a competition, giving Mayor Rick Kriseman an opportunity to meet with the seven other mayors to identify opportunities for improvement. Kriseman will attend the Mayors’ Institute on Financial Inclusion in April where he and other mayors will engage with national experts to find ways to help residents improve…

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Darden Rice to represent St. Pete at Salt Lake City energy and environment summit

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St. Pete City Council member Darden Rice will be packing her bags this Friday and heading to Salt Lake City, Utah, for a National League of Cities Summit to address environmental issues. Rice serves as the City Council representative for the National League of Cities’ Environment and Natural Resources Policy Committee, the group meeting this weekend. The committee will talk about federal policy initiatives and look at tested models addressing things like water infrastructure, climate change and sea-level rise mitigation…

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Karl Nurse in D.C. shopping for aid programs start-up money

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Longtime City Councilman Karl Nurse will represent St. Petersburg at the National League of Cities meeting Monday and Tuesday in Washington, D.C. He has no  specific goals in mind, but hopes to find possible pilot programs to help families that would be funded through various foundations. Nurse has been successful in doing this before. “Several years ago, I brought back the ‘Bank on St. Pete,’” Nurse said. That program pushes cities to promote credit union-type banking systems to steer residents…

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