Public Policy Council Update

Posted On 05/28/2019 by Matt Lettelleir

The Public Policy Council met early Tuesday morning, May 28th, to receive updates from the various committees and discuss several initiatives the Chamber is tracking. Topics of discussion included the following:

PSTA’s Brad Miller reported the Central Avenue BRT is moving forward on schedule, despite recent opposition from residents in St. Pete Beach and South Pasadena.

HLUD Committee’s Jay Miller spoke about the committee’s focus on working with the City to increase housing options.

Sustainability Committee Chair, Anne Pollack, introduced the “Sunshine City Pledge” initiative her committee has been working on for several weeks. Modeled after the “Icelandic Pledge”, the Sunshine City Pledge is aimed to remind residents and visitors to do things the “St. Pete Way”.

The pledge encourages safe practices and suggests ways to enjoy our community to the fullest extent.

The pledge, if adopted by the Chamber Board, will be championed by the St. Pete Visitors Center and members. More information will be available towards the end of the summer.

Other items discussed include: the recent changes to the noise ordinance, (championed by the Chamber), updates on Governor DeSantis bill signings/vetoes, and the timeline for the opening of the St. Pete Pier and City Marina proposals.

Please join us for one of our upcoming meetings:

Transportation Committee on June 11 at 8:00 AM HLUD Committee on June 11 at 4:00 PM Sustainability Committee on June 18 at 4:00 PM Public Policy Council on June 25 at 7:30 AM

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