Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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The Staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Diver sues city of St. Petersburg over sewage spills, hearing loss

Diver sues city of St. Petersburg over sewage spills, hearing loss

ST. PETERSBURG — A certified diver and boat captain is suing the city, alleging that the 2015 sewage spills — and lack of proper notification —  caused hearing loss from bacteria contracted while he was diving in cont...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Voters can meet Pinellas county administrator candidates

Voters can meet Pinellas county administrator candidates

Pinellas County voters will have the opportunity to meet the candidates who are seeking to become the next county administrator.The Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners will host a meet-and-greet on Monday from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Hilton ...
Published: 08/10/18
Mailer slams GOP candidate for posing with a smiling Obama. But he’s a wax Obama.

Mailer slams GOP candidate for posing with a smiling Obama. But he’s a wax Obama.

A lesson for politicians: Be careful where you stand.It comes from an anonymous committee that's sending mailers attacking Todd Marks in his Republican primary race against Aakash Patel in the race for Hillsborough County Commission District 7.Marks ...
Published: 08/09/18
After making the ballot, All for Transportation launches Hillsborough campaign

After making the ballot, All for Transportation launches Hillsborough campaign

  TAMPA – One day after making the General Election ballot, leaders of All for Transportation on Thursday formally launched a campaign to convince Hillsborough County voters to back a sales tax transportation initiative. Speaking Thursday mor...
Published: 08/09/18
Pinellas County won’t wait on lawsuit to fix Public Safety Complex

Pinellas County won’t wait on lawsuit to fix Public Safety Complex

Pinellas County officials don't plan to wait for a court to decide who's to blame for cracks in the walls of their four-year-old Public Safety Complex before fixing them.In a memo County Administrator Mark Woodard sent to commissioners this week, he ...
Published: 08/08/18
HART to search for new leader

HART to search for new leader

TAMPA — The county's bus agency wants a new leader.Board members of the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit authority voted Monday to begin a nationwide search for a new chief executive officer.But that search will not include Jeff Seward, ...
Published: 08/06/18
Updated: 08/08/18
Pinellas commissioners support changing stand your ground law

Pinellas commissioners support changing stand your ground law

Pinellas County commissioners passed a resolution Tuesday in support of state lawmakers clarifying Florida's stand your ground law, adding their voices to the debate stemming from the shooting of Markeis McGlockton.Commission Chairman Ken Welch intro...
Published: 08/07/18
Updated: 08/08/18
Reimagining the Trop: A riverwalk, a convention center, a new name?

Reimagining the Trop: A riverwalk, a convention center, a new name?

Residents discuss the new master plan for redeveloping the Tropicana Field site during a public meeting Monday at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. The plan for remaking the 85-acre site calls for renaming it the Gas Plant District, aft...
Published: 08/07/18
In post-recession era, cities in Tampa Bay are keeping a lid on payroll costs

In post-recession era, cities in Tampa Bay are keeping a lid on payroll costs

  There's no template guiding who gets paid what among city governments in the Tampa Bay region. In fact, the man who runs the smallest of the region's Big Three cities makes a lot more than the man who runs the biggest. And two of them supervise ...
Published: 08/06/18
Deadline day arrives for group pushing Hillsborough transportation initiative

Deadline day arrives for group pushing Hillsborough transportation initiative

TAMPA – Transportation activists face an anxious wait to see if their transportation plan will go before Hillsborough County voters in the Nov. 6 General Election.All for Transportation delivered more than 15,000 signatures to the Supervisor of...
Updated one month ago