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St. Pete transportation director retires

ST. PETERSBURG | Joe Kubicki, the city's transportation director, has cleaned out his office and left City Hall for the retirement life. 

His last day was Friday.

"It's time for me to have some time off and do some travelling with my wife," Kubicki said. "That's what's motivating me."

Kubicki, 62, joined the city more than 10 years ago after a career in the private sector. He said he's been contemplating retirement for a year, but promised former mayor Bill Foster he'd stay through the end of 2013.

After Mayor Rick Kriseman took office in January, Kubicki said he agreed to stay for a few more months to ensure a smooth transition.

Former parking manager Evan Mory will take Kubicki's spot.

Kubicki stressed his departure does not have anything to do with the recent shuttering of the city's red light camera program, of which he'd been an advocate. He said he's just ready to move on. 

"There are no sour grapes," he said. "Mostly it's just to slow down and enjoy the grandkids."

[Last modified: Friday, May 2, 2014 6:15pm]

    

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