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City Council member wants St. Pete to own mixed-income housing

At least two bills were passed during the 2023 Florida Legislative session that impact tenants. We speak with St. Pete City Council member Richie Floyd.
St. Petersburg City Council member St. Pete Lisa Wheeler-Bowman

St Petersburg City Council Member resigns

Lisa Wheeler-Bowman, a city council member in St Pete, is stepping down because she does not live in the district she represents.

A new law in St. Petersburg bans landlords from discriminating against housing voucher recipients, but some argue it doesn’t go far enough

Under a new city law, landlords in the increasingly unaffordable city of St. Petersburg can now face a financial penalty for denying housing to applicants who use government assistance, such as Section 8 housing vouchers,...

St. Pete City Council Districts 1 & 4 candidates

Audio from a recent candidate forum with candidates for St. Petersburg City Council Districts 1 and 4. It was hosted by the League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area and the Institute for...
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St. Petersburg will vote to regulate plastic straws and polystyrene containers

As soon as next Thursday St. Petersburg City Council will vote to regulate single-use plastics; council will consider an outright ban on all plastic straws in restaurants, with an exception for people who have a...
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St. Pete City Council committee favors voluntary plastic straw reduction over ban

Next month, St. Pete City Council will consider an ordinance to comprehensively look at how the city deals with all kinds of disposable plastics: from straws, to bags and polystyrene containers. In a committee today...

Appeals court: St. Pete violated Florida’s Sunshine Law

The City of St. Petersburg violated Florida’s Sunshine Law providing for open government meetings. A state appeals court made that determination this month regarding a closed-door meeting in 2011 when Bill Foster was mayor. The...
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Living wage ordinance passes in St. Petersburg

The St. Petersburg City Council recently passed an ordinance that requires many companies doing business with the city to pay their employees a living wage. WMNF News interviewed Charlie Gerdes, one member of the St....
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Should St. Pete ban single-use plastic bags?

On MidPoint Monday we talked about a move by some residents of St. Petersburg, Florida to ban single-use plastic bags; Davey Connor, chair of the Suncoast Rise Above Plastics Coalition, spoke about a St. Petersburg City Council...

St. Pete moves forward with campaign finance reform

Despite an opinion from city lawyers that it is unconstitutional, St. Petersburg City Council moved ahead this morning with an ordinance that would cap Super PAC donations and limit contributions from foreign interests in city...
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Campaign Finance Reform in St. Pete

Constitutional attorney working on campaign finance reform in St. Petersburg and impeaching President Trump Activists in St. Petersburg are attempting to do what’s never been done before anywhere in the country—that is, to place a...
St. Petersburg City Council member Darden Rice

St. Pete considers banning Super PAC money in local elections

St. Petersburg City Council is considering banning the influence of Super PAC money in local elections. The idea was introduced Thursday afternoon by council vice chair Darden Rice. “I’m introducing a new business item to start council discussion on evaluating...

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