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St. Pete hires communications manager for public works

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St. Petersburg has taken some hard hits recently over two sewage spills, the condition of the city’s sewer system and investigations into the public works department. To get more positive stories out, the city has hired a communications director for the public works department. He will earn $90,000 a year. Bill Logan joined the Public Works Administration staff this week and was introduced to city council members Thursday. “He will be a great addition to our staff,” public works administrator…

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Kathleen Peters slams decision to close Albert Whitted sewer plant

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Considering the effect of the summer’s rains on leaky sewer pipes, it’s not surprising that Pinellas County’s aging infrastructure was a prime issue during a debate Tuesday between Kathleen Peters and Jennifer Webb. And it’s probably not surprising that the cities, especially St. Petersburg, came in for harsh criticism from Peters, a Republican running for re-election to State House District 69. Webb, a Democrat, is opposing her. “Local governments throughout the county have not done their job,” Peters said. Peters…

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