St. Petersburg mayor wants to appoint blogger Peter Schorsch to city board
Peter Schorsch is mostly known as a local blogger and political consultant, but now he wants to be a thing of beauty.
Next week, Mayor Bill Foster will ask the City Council to appoint Schorsch to the City Beautiful Commission, which promotes the beautification of the Sunshine City.
Among other things, the adjunct commission suggests ordinances to the council and maintains the Gizella Kopsick Arboretum.
Schorsch, the president of the Crescent Lake Neighborhood Association, said one of his goals is to preserve and enhance the aesthetic value of the city. He says he also participates in countless efforts to clean the city.
“I spend some of my free time literally mowing the lawns of elderly neighbors who can't do it for themselves and picking up the snipe signs illegally placed in right-of-ways,” Schorsch said. “I hope I can contribute to making St. Pete a great place to live and work.”
Council chair Karl Nurse nominated Schorsch to fill the remainder of a three-year term expiring at the end of the year.