News & Public Affairs03/17/05
Before the evening session of Thursdays St Petersburg City Council, about 80 protesters gathered outside city hall to rally against Walmart.
Walmart has proposed to build a new super center on wetlands off Gandy Blvd, in St. Petersburg, just 4 miles from the largest Walmart store in the country.
Although this issue has yet to come before the St Petersburg City Council, individuals gathered last night in a pre-emptive strike to let the council hear their objections.
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Hillsborough County Commissioner Cathy Castor and Hillsborough Planning Commission team leader Shawn College discussed a meeting tonight to begin to update the county's Comprehensive Plan. Castor and College said the meeting will be a way for citizens to discuss county wide environmental issues. The meeting takes place at 6:30PM at 1002 East Palm Avenue.Be the first to comment
WAL-MART SUPER CENTER PROPOSED FOR UNDEVELOPED AREA ON GANDY BLVD. IN NORTH ST. PETERSBURG. A new group called WARN (Wal-Mart Alliance for Reform Now) comprised of neighborhood residents, the West Central FL Federation of Labor, the Suncoast Sierra Club and the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now will testify against the proposed Wal-Mart at tomorrow's St. Petersburg City Council meeting at 5:30PM. A spokesperson for the group, Rick Smith of the Service Employees Internation...Be the first to comment
President BushÃ¢â¬â¢s acknowledgement that privatizing social security will not solve financial problems the program may face, was in part brought on by massive grassroots efforts across the country to educate the public about the dangers of the plan, and stop it from being passed into law. This afternoon in St Petersburg, a coalition of local groups announced a counter-campaign to BushÃ¢â¬â¢s national tour.
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Last night WMNF reported on how the City of TampaÃ¢â¬â¢s aggressive Code Enforcement program has adversely affected some low and middle income residents in TampaÃ¢â¬Â¦.
That Ã¢â¬ÅaggressiveÃ¢â¬? policy continued today, when the cityÃ¢â¬â¢s Code Enforcement team announced, Ã¢â¬ÅOperation Springs CleaningÃ¢â¬?, which will take over the Sulpher Springs section of Tampa for the next 4 days.
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The Sarasota City Commission held an emergency meeting this afternoon, to discuss the
possibility of launching an independent investigation into the operation and maintenance of the CityÃ¢â¬â¢s wastewater facilities.
The meeting was called for a day after it was publicly revealed that City officials had NOT warned residents of the health hazards posed by a massive sewage spill over a year agoÃ¢â¬Â¦.
Last month, WMNF and Sarasota media organizations reported on a simila...Be the first to comment
Meanwhile, as hundreds of thousands were demonstrating in Beirut today, a like minded demonstration held by Lebanese Americans was held in front of City Hall in Tampa Ã¢â¬Â¦(roll tape of chants)
Approximately 1 hundred Lebanese Americans who live in Tampa Bay, holding both American and Lebanese flags, chanted for freedom, sovereignty, and independence to show their support for the Cedar revolution, and todayÃ¢â¬â¢s demonstration in Beirut, one month after the assassination of f...Be the first to comment
This week, thousands of newspapers, TV and radio stations across the country are conducting an orchestrated effort to make people aware of how important it is that government records be open to the public. Its the first ever sunshine week, and its inspired by FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s Ã¢â¬Ågovernment in the sunshineÃ¢â¬? public records law. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer reports.v
In 1909, the Florida state legislature passed what has come to be known as the "Public Records Law,", which provides that an...Be the first to comment
June Zeitlin talked about the future of women internationally.Be the first to comment
In his State of the State Address given earlier this week, Governor Jeb Bush called for a substantial review of FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s approach to Growth Management.
The Governor said Ã¢â¬Å"We need true concurrency between new development and the infrastructure needed to meet the demand on roads, schools, and water resources that the development creates."
The issue of growth has forced its way into the LegislatureÃ¢â¬â¢s business this spring Ã¢â¬â and now locally, a new non-p...Be the first to comment