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?
A: Hotels do not necessarily tell the city when to expect large convoys of tour buses or significant guest activity. City Manager Mike Bonfield tells the Gabber that the city attempts to post all planned public events like the motorcycle toy run, road races, and parades on the city's message board several days in advance of the event. Check for messages at StPeteBeach.org.