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St. Pete shutdown updates: libraries to open, ticketing resumes, restaurants can expand seating

Libraries will begin curbside pickup in June. And ticketing for parking infractions, which was on hiatus for weeks, begins again on Monday.
The City of St. Petersburg will esume issuing parking tickets starting Monday. Ticketing was largely on hiatus for weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic, except in cases of cars creating public safety issues.
The City of St. Petersburg will esume issuing parking tickets starting Monday. Ticketing was largely on hiatus for weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic, except in cases of cars creating public safety issues. [ SCOTT KEELER | Tampa Bay Times ]
Published May 14, 2020

ST. PETERSBURG — First restaurants opened at limited capacity, then sports courts and dog parks. Starting next week, libraries will begin to open, too.

The Johnson, North and South community libraries will begin to reopen on Monday for computer access by appointment only.

Starting June 1, the Main and Mirror Lake community libraries will open for curbside pickup.

It’s the next step in the city’s reopening as officials try to push relief efforts and march toward recovery.

On Thursday, city officials unveiled the process for restaurants and retail to expand into on-street parking spots directly in front of their storefronts.

Businesses that are interested should email devrev@stpete.org and include proposed table or retail display layouts. Click here for more information about the program.

But there’s no rose without a thorn. As the city creeps toward a semblance of regularity, it will also resume issuing parking tickets starting Monday.

Ticketing was largely on hiatus for weeks, except in cases of cars creating public safety issues. This week, parking attendants have issued warnings to cars that don’t have residential parking permits or have parked beyond limits.

The city’s parking office will also open to customers starting Monday.

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