Candidates for judge featured at group forum
The Council of North County Neighborhoods sponsors a candidate forum featuring judicial candidates at 7 p.m. July 16 at East Lake Lutheran Church, 1555 Windmill Point Road, near East Lake Road at Village Center Drive. The forum will provide an opportunity to learn more about the candidates. The group will also discuss the state constitutional amendments that will be on the ballot in November. There will be time for questions and one-on-one discussions with the candidates. The public is invited.
Commission starts budget workshops
The Dunedin City Commission holds the first of three budget workshops 9 a.m. to noon Monday at City Hall, 542 Main St. Commissioners and city staff will use the public meetings to hash out plans for the 2013 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1. Other workshops will be 9 a.m. to noon July 11 and 16.
Panel to evaluate EMS proposals
The EMS Fire Transport Committee is set to meet 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday in the fourth-floor clerk's conference room, Pinellas County Courthouse, 315 Court St., Clearwater. The group will hear presentations from two bidders to evaluate proposals to change the county's emergency medical services system. The meeting is open to the public. For information, call (727) 582-2287.
Read online about judicial candidates
Voters can learn more about candidates for judgeships who will appear on the ballot in this year's election through the Florida Bar Judicial Candidate Voluntary Self-Disclosure Statement program. These statements can be found on the Bar's website at www.floridabar.org/judicialcandidates. Biographical information provided includes education, work history and community involvement. Additionally, candidates were asked to include 100-word personal statements explaining why they think they would serve the public well as judges. The voluntary self-disclosure statements are governed by Canon 7 of the Code of Judicial Conduct, which bars candidates from making statements that appear to commit them on legal issues likely to come before them in court. Ninety-one out of 189 candidates responded to the voluntary questionnaire.
Library hosts teens for clothing swap
Youth ages 13-18 are invited to update their wardrobes for free at 2 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Teen Clothing Swap at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N. Throughout the summer, gently used clothing and accessories will be accepted at the children's department. All leftover clothes will be donated to charity. For more information, call (727) 724-1525, ext. 118.