from city department
I am crime watch coordinator for Lakewood Terrace Neighborhood. Recently, Neighborhood Partnership had the city drop off much-needed mulch for our playground.
Neighborhood Partnership never informed our board president of this. We had no idea. They just dropped it off and left.
Broadwater community volunteers and the wonderful volunteers from United Methodist Church showed up with shovels, wheelbarrows and smiles. Thanks to all of you for the rescue. The city of St. Petersburg is lucky to have you.
Too bad Neighborhood Partnership are not the partners they suggest; otherwise we would have been informed. Lack of communication is an issue with this department of the city.
Phyllis Dodge, St. Petersburg
Litter, not marketing
Since August I've found two separate "mailings" (if you can call baggies with three small rocks inside and a flier advertising a business a "mailing") thrown in my yard, driveway or in the gutter on my street.
To me, this is blatant littering, pure and simple. These bags are not picked up and are washed down into the street, down the drains and into our waterways.
It's the worst kind of purposeful littering, and I will tell everyone I know not to give the advertised businesses any of their dollars.
I implore city leadership to make this type of littering an offense with monetary penalties.
Heidi Sumner, St. Petersburg