It's official. The leaders of Pinellas County's 24 municipalities aren't very keen on the idea of consolidating services countywide. The Pinellas County Council of Mayors voted unanimously Wednesday to say in a resolution what several of them have been saying quietly: They don't want to consolidate services any more than has already been done. Barbara Gilberg, mayor of South Pasadena and outgoing president of the council, said small-town governments are sometimes the best place to get things done. "I'm afraid that with all this consolidation in one place, the average Joe will not be able to meet his county commissioner at the grocery store," Gilberg said. Later this year, county commissioners must appoint a committee to study the county's charter, and some commissioners have suggested the committee study ways to unify some services at the county level.Inn seeks okay to expand
DUNEDIN _ Nearly a year after commissioners decided in a close vote to allow the Jamaica Inn to expand, owner Peter Kreuziger again is coming before the City Commission _ this time for final site plan approval. He wants to add 32 rooms to the motel at 150 Marina Plaza. The expansion is expected to cost $1.4-million and will be 50 feet high, said Richard Follett, the city's planning director. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. today at City Hall, 542 Main St.