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Metropolitan Planning Organization, Pinellas Planning Council are now Forward Pinellas

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Consider it a marriage of convenience, of sorts. In 2014, a special act of the Florida Legislature combined the Pinellas County Metropolitan Planning Organization and Pinellas Planning Council into a single entity with a 13-member governing board of elected officials representing the different communities in Pinellas County. After extensive consideration about its mission, role and responsibilities, the organization has been officially rebranded as Forward Pinellas. As a transportation planning organization, Forward Pinellas’ identity conveys motion, with a focus on helping…

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Darden Rice isn’t sure of a run for Congress, but a new Facebook page wants her to

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Democrats have long struggled to nab the Republican-dominated Congressional District 13 seat covering parts of Pinellas, including the deep red North County and Seminole neighborhoods. Now it seems they have an influx of talent eyeballing the seat. Eric Lynn, a former adviser to three different secretaries of defense, has already filed to run. Former Tampa City Council member and locally acclaimed progressive Mary Mulhern announced she’s definitely in. Now St. Pete City Council member Darden Rice has said she’s seriously…

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If you care about Williams Park — and downtown St. Pete — you need to attend Tuesday’s PSTA mtg.

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PSTA is partnering with the Pinellas County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the City of St. Petersburg to develop a long-range plan to make public transit in St. Petersburg even more convenient. The city will hold a public meeting to tell you about proposed sites for a new, modern, efficient, intermodal transit transfer center which would replace the current Williams Park location. Comments from the public are welcome. As Marilyn Olsen, president of the Downtown Neighborhood Association writes, “One of…

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