PINELLAS PARK — A candidates forum is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Mainlands Unit 5 Clubhouse, 4275 Mainlands Blvd. S. Three candidates are running for the one open seat on the Pinellas Park council — incumbent Patti Johnson and first-time contenders Keith Sabiel and Eugene Hendry. They are running at-large and the highest vote getter will take office. Pinellas Park, with a population of about 49,000, is the fourth largest city in Pinellas County. It has 513 employees and a $50 million operating budget. It has a council-manager form of government in which a mayor and four council members set policy. They are also responsible for hiring the city manager, city clerk, city attorney and passing the budget. They generally hold two meetings and two workshops a month. The mayor serves a two-year term and earns $19,950 a year. Council members serve four-year terms and earn $17,290 a year. The election is March 11.
Pinellas Park council candidates forum is Sunday
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