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St. Pete Councilmember wants to consider reopening Albert Whitted sewage facility

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Steve Kornell says he wants to revisit the 2011 decision to close the Albert Whitted sewage plant and to take another look at the decision to move all biosolids to the Southwest plant. The reason? He doesn’t trust that city staff gave council full, unbiased information when members made those decisions. Kornell made the announcement Wednesday on his Facebook page: “I have placed a new business item on the agenda for the Oct. 6 city council meeting asking that city…

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Lawmakers learn Pinellas is responsible for half of Florida’s wastewater overflow this year

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Lack of capacity, deteriorating sewer lines, broken equipment, and an immense amount of rain are to blame for overwhelmed sewer systems that have dumped more than 248 million gallons of untreated and partially treated wastewater into Tampa Bay and other Pinellas waterways so far this year. Those explanations, provided to the county’s legislative delegation during a fact-finding session Tuesday, did not sit well with at least one delegation member. “I get frustrated when I hear excuses and I hear climate change,”…

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Remind us again what big project Rick Kriseman’s administration is good at managing?

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It is the difference between the executive and the legislative. The former is about the buck stopping here. The latter is about forming a committee to explore when would be best to meet to address the problem. It’s about management style. With a political career that included time on St. Petersburg’s City Council and as a backbench member of the Florida Legislature, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman‘s background is mostly one of committees and workshops. There wasn’t a lot of management…

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