Help wanted for special-needs evacuation
Pinellas County officials are mailing a package to physicians, other health care providers, pharmacies and leaders in the faith community this month to encourage them to assist with special-needs evacuation registration. Local fire departments maintain lists of residents who have registered for assistance. When an evacuation order is given, buses from the School Board and Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority will be dispatched to assist with the evacuation process. People who think they may qualify for evacuation assistance can call Pinellas County Emergency Management at (727) 464-3800 or a local fire department. The registration form is also at www.pinellascounty.org/emergency.
Public hearing on budget is Thursday
Want to give the city your 2 cents on how it should spend your tax dollars? A public hearing on the city's 2009 fiscal year budget is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at City Hall. Mayor Rick Baker has proposed eliminating 51 jobs and nearly $2-million in city services from next year's budget, citing the effect of statewide property tax cuts on city revenue.
Camp Redbird, now soaring for 30 years
Camp Redbird, the longest running therapeutic recreation program in the city, is celebrating its 30th anniversary Sunday through July 19. Camp Redbird is a summer camp program for people with developmental disabilities. It is held at Azalea Elementary School, 1600 72nd St. N. For more information, call (727) 893-7899.