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St. Pete seeks CRA citizen advisory committee member

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St. Petersburg is looking for an interested business and/or property owner, resident or stakeholder to fill a single vacancy on the citizen advisory committee (CAC) for the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area (CRA). The city will accept resumes until 5 p.m. July 1. Officials hope to have an appointee confirmed by City Council in time for the Aug. 9 CAC meeting. The term will be for the remainder of a three-year term ending Jan. 31, 2019. The appointee will be…

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Pinellas County Commission endorses Dr. Ulyee Choe for Health Department director

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A Clearwater native, Dr. Ulyee Choe, is on his way to becoming Pinellas County’s next Health Department director. The Board of County Commissioners approved a letter of endorsement for Choe — addressed to the Florida Deputy Secretary for County Health — at their Aug. 4 regular meeting. Choe, a graduate of Dunedin High School, has a CV worthy of a glance-over: In 2001, he graduated with a BS in microbiology from the University of Florida. Four years later, he got…

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Pinellas adopts new, long-awaited Countywide Plan

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After five years of polishing, Pinellas County’s new Countywide Plan (CWP) has finally become a reality. The Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved the new CWP at their Aug. 4 regular meeting. The updated plan contains new strategies and rules, as well as a new map. Its creation was made possible by Florida’s “Special Act,” which, since being passed by the Legislature in 2012, provides for a onetime repeal and replacement of the county’s existing CWP. Guidelines for the Special act’s…

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Pinellas County to develop wage theft recovery program

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The reflection of a county-run wage theft recovery program is beginning to twinkle in the collective eye of Pinellas County’s Board of Commissioners. The seven-member group gave staff the go-ahead to develop the program’s criteria at its July 30 work session. The program will be designed by the Office of Human Rights, while the Board will provide feedback and direction throughout the process. It will revolve around a yet-to-be-established ordinance prohibiting wage theft. What the ordinance will do, in theory, is…

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