Zipline at park will be topic of meeting
The Sand Key Civic Association will hold a town hall meeting Monday night about a proposal for an "eco-friendly" zipline course that would lead visitors through the treetops of Sand Key Park. The course faces opposition from some condominium towers, whose residents suggest the course might change the look of the park. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Clearwater Sailing Center, across Gulf Boulevard from the park. Local elected officials are expected to attend.
Share your view of city's government
The Clearwater Charter Review Committee will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, April 12, at 6 p.m. to get public input about what form of government the city should have. It will be held at the City Hall council chambers, 112 S Osceola Ave. Each person who attends will have three minutes to speak. Clearwater currently has a council-manager form of government, in which the city manager is the chief administrative officer. The charter review committee is considering a "strong mayor" form of government, in which an elected mayor is chief executive. That would have to be approved by Clearwater voters.
Democratic women to sponsor dinner
Democratic Women on the Move, a newly formed Democratic women's club, is sponsoring a gala dinner celebration on Thursday. The guest speaker will be Rod Smith, chairman of the Florida Democratic Party. The inaugural event will be from 6 to 9 p.m. at Bardmoor Golf and Tennis Club, 8001 Cumberland Road. Reservations are required by Monday. The cost is $30. Call Kathryn Larkin at (727) 709-0378 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Citizens' Academy will begin May 17
The city is accepting applications for the sixth annual Safety Harbor Citizens' Academy. It will run for seven weeks and will be limited to 20 people. Sessions will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and will begin May 17 at City Hall. Academy members will be chosen on a first-come, first-served basis, with preference given to Safety Harbor residents. Participants will tour facilities, interact with city leaders and learn about the functions of their municipal government. They will also see presentations from community groups that work with the city. Applications can be picked up at any city facility or downloaded from www.cityofsafetyharbor.com. They must be returned to the Safety Harbor Personnel Department, 750 Main Street, by April 22. For more information call (727) 724-1555, ext. 404.