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Judge rejects St. Petersburg Times’ effort to block street solicitation ban

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Love citing the St. Petersburg Times in an article about the St. Petersburg Times.  Where is the alternative media? A federal judge Thursday refused to block St. Petersburg’s new ban on street solicitation. U.S. District Judge Richard A. Lazzara said there was no question in his mind that the ordinance was content-neutral, narrowly tailored and that a significant government interest was at stake. “No matter what its genesis was, whatever the legislative intent was is irrelevant,” Lazzara said. “It applies…

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Judge rejects St. Petersburg Times’ effort to block street solicitation ban

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Love citing the St. Petersburg Times in an article about the St. Petersburg Times.  Where is the alternative media? A federal judge Thursday refused to block St. Petersburg’s new ban on street solicitation. U.S. District Judge Richard A. Lazzara said there was no question in his mind that the ordinance was content-neutral, narrowly tailored and that a significant government interest was at stake. “No matter what its genesis was, whatever the legislative intent was, is irrelevant,” Lazzara said. “It applies…

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City of St. Pete schedules public hearing to debate merits of 3 am ‘last call’

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At the April 15th meeting of the St. Petersburg City Council, there will be the first reading of revision of the city ordinance to push the “last call” for alcohol from 2 am to 3 am, with a public hearing scheduled for May 6.  You can read the perfectly simple ordinance language here.

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City of St. Pete schedules public hearing to debate merits of 3 am ‘last call’

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At the April 15th meeting of the St. Petersburg City Council, there will be the first reading of revision of the city ordinance to push the “last call” for alcohol from 2 am to 3 am, with a public hearing scheduled for May 6.  You can read the perfectly simple ordinance language here.

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Important Pinellas County Commission public hearing to pass fertilizer management ordinance tonight

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For all those who are concerned about the quality of our waterways, please attend the public hearing this Tuesday night, January 19th, when the Pinellas County Commission will vote on the important Fertilizer and Landscape Management ordinance. We need your support for this important water quality measure. National industries have taken an unprecedented interest in trying to stop this important step toward sustainable practices in Florida and nationwide. Last year, the St. Petersburg City Council showed the way when it…

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Times editorial slams candidates, Deveron Gibbons, in particular, on ‘pandering on panhandling’

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You just knew the Times was setting Deveron Gibbons up on this story. Fortunately for Gibbons, his strong stance against panhandling will resonate with voters, even if it erased whatever hope he had of earning the Times‘ recommendation. Here is an excerpt from the Times editorial: “St. Petersburg’s mayoral race has degenerated into a contest to see who can be more punitive toward panhandlers. Candidates are jockeying to out-tough one another, with Deveron Gibbons telling voters recently he would “guarantee”…

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