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St. Petersburg City Council

St. Pete City Council raises concerns over burial ground, affordable housing at proposed Rays stadium site

Listen: The St. Petersburg City Council met Tuesday for a final Rays stadium and redevelopment deal workshop.  There were concerns over a forgotten burial ground under the proposed development.  St. Pete City Council Chair Deborah...
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No Home Run breaks down the proposed Tampa Bay Rays stadium and redevelopment deal

St. Pete City Council took its first votes last week advancing a major redevelopment project that includes a stadium for the Tampa Bay Rays.
Rendering of new baseball stadium with crown and palm trees surrounding it.

St. Petersburg city leaders discuss proposed new Rays Stadium

St. Petersburg City Council met for a workshop session Wednesday to discuss plans for the new proposed Tampa Bay Rays Stadium. New renderings of a state-of-the-art ballpark were shared, and Rays president Brian Auld said...

St. Petersburg city officials question proposed Historic Gas Plant deal

Listen: St Petersburg City officials met Thursday to discuss the redevelopment of the Historic Gas Plant District surrounding the Rays stadium. Developers and planners faced questions about the plan, including concerns that the deal gives...
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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.
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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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