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St. Pete City Council approves budget amid protests from workers

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St. Pete City Council unanimously approved the $224.3 million 2016 budget during another lengthy meeting Thursday. The city’s millage rate for ad-valorem property taxes will stay the same for the third year in a row. Homeowners will continue to pay $6.77 for every $1,000 in assessed value. It’s worth noting that because property values are on the rise, homeowners may still see an increase on their tax bills, but that is due to higher assessments, not higher tax rates. The…

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St. Pete City Council to consider Thursday $20 million for Pier uplands

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St. Pete City Council could have another contentious meeting this week as it prepares to approve or deny Mayor Rick Kriseman’s $20 million ask for improvements to the Pier Uplands to complement the Pier Park plan already in the works to replace the iconic inverted pyramid. Changes to the city’s Intown Redevelopment Plan, or IRP, would allocate $20 million toward Pier Uplands improvements, including two restaurant shells near the St. Petersburg Museum of History and where the Pelican parking lot currently…

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