St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman to unveil new green initiatives
Mayor Rick Kriseman is unveiling a new office Thursday to help St. Petersburg in its quest to becoming a "Green City."
Kriseman plans to unveil what his team calls the "creation of the first Office of Sustainability and Green Initiatives." It is described as another one of the many city projects to advance sustainability. The plan will be announced Thursday at 1 p.m. at the North Shore Pool.
"The project involves a unique mix of renewable energies including solar and ground water, combined with innovative technologies to save water, energy and operational dollars," according to a statement from Ben Kirby, Kriseman's spokesman.
Michael Connors, the current public works administrator, will lead the effort and carry the additional title of director of sustainability and green initiatives. He is a city administrator who long opposed mandatory curbside recycling.