Issue 17 | June, 2019
Hi Neighbors! District 8 is kicking off the summer with some great events like Grand Central's first beer festival and a grand reopening party for Booker Creek Park. And who could forget about the public input meeting for the 34th St. Master Plan on June 4th? Can't make it to the meeting? Take the online survey to share your input by clicking here. See below for more details and also look out for a preview of my favorite annual celebration, St. Pete PRIDE. With so much going on, make sure you and your neighbors are subscribed to get the latest updates from our office by clicking here and as always, please reach out to me or my Legislative Aide Kayleigh Sagonowsky with any questions or concerns. - Amy  
St. Pete PRIDE
Every June, over 250,000 people come together to celebrate LGBTQ+ pride in St. Peterburg with parades, concerts, costumes, fireworks, and many other events. The month long celebration is topped off with a jam packed weekend on the 21-23rd. a Lisa Loeb concert is planned for Friday, June 21st and the pride parade followed by a Rita Ora concert and after parties throughout town will take place on Saturday, June 22. Finally, a pride festival is planned for June 23 in Grand Central District. For a full list of events, click here.
34th Street Master Plan
Don't forget to mark your calendars for the 34th Street Master Plan public input meeting on June 4 at 6 pm at Suncoast Hospice (3040 1st Ave. S.). At 6 pm there will be a short presentation, followed by an open house with multiple stations to provide feedback, so even if you can only stop by for 15 minutes, you can still participate! If you or a neighbor is unable to attend the meeting you can also share your suggestions with us by completing this online survey. We look forward to sharing the first draft of the plan with you soon!
Face of District 8: Meet Pam Huff!
Disston Heights Civic Association President Pam Huff has been a resident of St. Petersburg since late 2007. She and her husband, Tim, started their family in Disston Heights and they quickly became involved in DHCA. Pam is the managing editor of the Tampa Bay Business Journal, making the St. Pete-to-Tampa commute each morning and afternoon. She loves Disston Heights because it feels like her hometown in New Jersey, and even though Disston Heights is the largest neighborhood in St. Petersburg, getting to know neighbors and local businesses still feels intimate and friendly. The Huffs have two boys, Jack, 9, and Dominic, 6, who you will see at the monthly DHCA meetings often leading the Pledge of Allegiance. Pam's goal this first year as DHCA president is to increase membership and attract more families with young children, to show that it's possible to rely on your neighbors to all watch over each other as we focus on making our neighborhoods better. 
We're Moving!
Beginning on June 14th, City Council, Administration, and city staff will be temporarily relocating while City Hall is renovated. Council offices and private meetings will be held at the old St. Pete Police station at 1300 1st Ave. N. All public meetings will take place at the Sunshine Center, located at 330 5th St N. Council committees and meetings will be held in the auditorium. Renovations are expected to be complete in January 2020. Additional scheduling information is available here.
Don't Flush It
Did you know that "flushable wipes" aren't actually flushable? They combine with fats, oils, grease, and other trash items in our sewers to form giant "fatbergs." Fatbergs often cause pipes to burst or sewers to overflow and removing these congealed messes is a long and expensive process. That's why Pinellas County is partnering with other municipalities in a new education campaign to teach people when they're in doubt, don't flush it. For more information about the task force, click here .
New Tiered Stormwater Rates Coming Soon!
Beginning in October 2019, utility customers will move from the current flat-rate-per-parcel stormwater fee to a new tiered rate system. The change will provide residential customers with a more equitable distribution of monthly stormwater charges. The tiered rate system is based on the square footage of a property’s impervious surfaces which include areas like driveways, structures, parking lots and walkways. Properties will be divided into four tiers depending on their impervious area. In tiers 1 and 2 (smaller lots), the stormwater fees will remain the same or become slightly lower, while tiers 3 and 4 (larger lots) may have a slight increase in fees. An online portal for customers view their rate, share feedback, and ask for adjustments to their rates is now live. It is vitally important that you click here to go to the portal to learn about changes to your rate before Council passes the budget in September.
Neighborhood Associations
Central Oak Park
Last Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM
St. Luke's Church

Disston Heights Civic Assoc.
2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 PM
St. Pete Community Church

North Kenwood
3rd Tuesday of the month at 7 PM
Flying Boat Brewery

Historic Kenwood
1st Wednesday of the month at 7 PM
Metro Wellness

Garden Manor Lake Estates
2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM
J.W. Cate Recreation Center

Ponce de Leon
3rd Thursday of the month at 7 PM
Gladden Park Recreation Center

Station View
July 16 at 6:30 PM
30th Ave. Baptist Church

St. Pete Heights
August 27 at 7 PM
Gladden Park Recreation Center
One Time Events
Hurricane Supply Tax Holiday
Now through June 6th
Click here for eligible items

Summer Reading Party for Teens
June 6 at 5 PM
St. Pete Main Library

Police Headquarters Tour
June 5 from 8 - 9 AM
1301 1st Ave N

Caribbean Carnival
June 8 & 9 from 1 -10 PM
Albert Whitted Park

Historic Kenwood Yard Sale
June 8 from 8-1PM
Map of participants available at Bula Cafe

Ray's Pride Night
June 14 at 7 PM

Street Food and Craft Beer Fest
June 21 at 6 PM
Albert Whitted Park

St. Pete Pride Festival
June 23 from 11 -5 PM
Grand Central District