City Whys

Signage and Paving on 49th Street Read more...

St. Pete Beach Renourishment

Q: I am planning a trip to Upham Beach in September. I heard beach restoration is scheduled; is there any time frame for our beach? 

 

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Gulfport Dollar General

Q: Can anyone tell me why the new Dollar General is being built so close to the road? Looks like an accident waiting to happen. Is there even a sidewalk?

– Crystal Hayden

 
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Gulfport's Irrigation Irritations

We received several questions in the same night about the sprinklers running on city property; here’s one from a reader.

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Gulfport Easement

Q: We have an easement in our back yard, no alley. One side is standard 4' chain link, our side is 7' wood.

  So, I've discovered that the easement is getting enough foot traffic to have a beaten path. The path goes from the side of the house behind us directly to the back yard of the neighbor from hell. Anyone know if this is considered trespassing on our property? If we're responsible to clean and mow the easement, can we control people using it?

 
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Helicopters in Gulfport Read more...

Paving the Stetson Parking Lot
Q: I’m curious what Stetson is doing on their property along the curve on Gulfport Boulevard. – Barbara Purtee Read more...

Who Pays For Extra Duty Deputies on St. Pete Beach?
Q: While the Don CeSar replaces their air conditioners, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office will redirect traffic. Who pays for the deputies and do we pull them from the regular patrol or are these extra officers? Read more...

Gulfport Water Usage

Q: Why are residents charged a base fee for water usage? From reader Susan Blankenship: "I wish the city would re-think the base fee for water usage. I know I'd be much more responsible and conservative with my consumption if I didn't have that whole 'I'm paying for it whether I use it or not’ mentality."

 
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St. Pete Beach City Manager Benchmarking

Q: At the last city commission meeting, Mayor Maria Lowe talked about using "benchmarking" to begin the search for a new city manager. What is this and how will city staff accomplish this?

 
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St. Pete Beach Evacuation Re-entry
Q: How does one get a hurricane re-entry permit so they can get back to the home or business after a hurricane? Read more...

Paving Gulfport's Beach Parking Lot
 Q: What type of material will the city use to pave the beach lot? How will the city measure the impact to Boca Ciega Bay as far as runoff? Read more...

Gulfport Code Enforcement on Vacant Homes
Q: What is Gulfport's policy in regards to code enforcement at vacant homes? Please be specific about what the city will and will not do.  Read more...

Big Cans in Gulfport

Q: Have you been getting an earful about the giant trash cans that are too heavy for most Gulfport residents to move? A lady on my street wanted to know if anyone was getting fired because we don't need people to pick up the trash anymore.

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Bagged Leaves in Gulfport

Q: What is the process for pick up of bagged leaves in areas that are serviced by the automated garbage pick up? Should the bagged leaves be put in trash cans or will they be picked up separately?

 

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Gulfport Boulevard
Q: Are there plans to widen Gulfport Boulevard? Who maintains the right-of-ways and easements along Gulfport's portion of this road? Read more...

Gulfport's Morris the Cat
Q: Who erected the cat statue (Morris) by the Gulfport Casino and who maintains it? Read more...

Recycling Along Gulfport Waterways
Q: I’d like to know why the City of Gulfport does not have recycling bins all along the waterfront and at Clam Bayou? I clean up trash on my daily walks and see a ton of recyclables in the regular waste bins. Preserving and maintaining our wonderful waterfront and nature areas and no recycle bins? – David Virtue Read more...

Gulfport Grey Water Read more...

Gulfport Skate Park
Q: "Why is the Skate Park closed and no alternatives for these kids ? These kids are now riding all over the city especially on shore and beach. People are sitting at Neptune's and complaining. The park and others has been closed months. I spoke with a City parks employee. It has been closed for thee months. It was closed over Christmas Vacation and... it will be closed over spring break. The park at the pointe has been closed over a year." – Denise Wimmer Lowe, via Facebook Read more...

Gulfport Marine Patrol
Q: How often does the Gulfport Police Department take the boat out to check the bay for violations ? – via Facebook Read more...

Campers in Gulfport Driveways
Q: Am I in the wrong for having a 14' camper in my driveway? – Faun Weaver, via Facebook Read more...

Single Stream Recycling in Gulfport
Q: Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon talked about "single stream" recycling, whereby everything goes into one bin and then to one collection center for sorting. Does this form of recycling yield less or more money for the city? Also, do a higher percentage of the collected products end up actually making it through the remanufacturing process that way or through our current system? Read more...

Martin Luther King Jr. Street and Parade in Gulfport?

Q: Why is there no MLK named street in Gulfport? Why is there no MLK parade?

– via the Gabber's Gulfport Ideas and Opinions Facebook group

 
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Gulfport Rodent Control Read more...

St. Pete Beach Rec Center Logo
Q: What sparked the new logo for the city's rec department? How much did it cost?
 
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Traffic Delays on St. Pete Beach

Q: With an eye towards traffic hold ups, where can people find out about private large special events on the beach? This weekend there was a traffic "jam" with tour buses getting a police escort. How can residents know when to expect larger crowds on St. Pete Beach – is there a web site or calendar somewhere?

 
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Gulport's Clymer Park
Q: What are the plans for the new concrete rings along Clymer Park's new pathways? Read more...

Gulfport Red Light Cameras
Q: I saw a police officer run a red light. Did they get a ticket? Also, have any other officers or city staff received tickets? - Name withheld Read more...

ST. PETE BEACH ELECTIONS
Q: Who votes for who in the January election? Since it’s the Republican presidential primary, does that mean I have to be a Republican to vote for my city commissioner? Read more...

St. Pete Beach Construction
Q: What is being built next to the 7-11 on Gulf Boulevard? Read more...

Gulf Boulevard

Q: What’s the deal with the construction in the middle lane of Gulf Boulevard, and why didn’t the city do it over the summer? – Kari Coletta


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Gulfport Dispatch Transition
Q: What is the process for transitioning the dispatch to the Sheriff’s Office?
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Bees in Gulfport
Q: Why does Gulfport not permit backyard beekeeping and what needs to happen to change that? - Linda Burke
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St. Pete Beach Boat Docks
Q: Several years ago the city voters defeated a referendum that would have allowed a marina to be built at the city property north of the Corey Causeway. Now I see (St. Pete Beach is) saying that the city will build docks at the Rec Center property, in violation of that referendum. Does the city have to have another referendum to build these docks (marina)?  Read more...

St. Pete Beach Crosswalks
Q: How many people have been hit by cars while crossing Gulf Boulevard (this year)? How many fatalities has the city had?
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Gulfport Car Allowances
Q: How does Gulfport calculate car allowances? Read more...

Who Are Gulfport Neighbors
Q: Who are the Gulfport Neighbors and how do you join? Read more...

St. Pete Beach Attorneys
Q: How many attorneys have received money from St. Pete Beach over the past five years? Why does the city have different attorneys not associated with city attorney Mike Davis' firm? What has the city spent, in total, on attorneys this year and last fiscal year?
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Cathy Salustri

St. Pete Beach: Public Comment Time Limits
Q: Does the city commission time-limit public comment during workshops? The clerk usually starts the three-minute timer during the commission meetings but during the public comment portion of a recent workshop, the city did not run a timer when the public spoke.

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Cathy Salustri

Submerged Land Lease

How does a submerged land lease impact what happens on the beach and the pier?


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