This Week in Largo
FEBRUARY 1, 2019
The City of Largo welcomes you to LARGO TODAY , News from the City Manager. Stay up-to-date on the superior services Largo aims to offer our residents, businesses and homeowners each week.
The City of Largo participated in the countywide Homeless Point-in-Time Count on January 24, 2019. The Point-in-Time Count is an annual one-day census of the homeless population that is required each year by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. This event also gives community members a chance to go into the community and learn more about homelessness from individuals experiencing homelessness. It also provides valuable information on the primary causes and length of time of homelessness in our communities. In an effort to get broader coverage of the Largo Service Area, Largo City Hall was used as a deployment center for volunteers on the day of the census, and City staff were given the opportunity to volunteer as part of the City’s Community Partnerships initiative. The effort involved 15 City employees, City Commissioner Holck, five members of the Police Department’s Problem-Oriented Police (POP) Team and 37 community volunteers for the event. Teams of volunteers deployed in the Largo Service Area from 5:00 AM – 4:00 PM. A total of 53 volunteers canvased the Largo area, and 16 of the volunteers were City staff. The Largo deployment center collected 131 surveys and 22 surveys were collected with the POP Team. Data from the census will be released in the upcoming months.

- Carol Stricklin
Community Development Department Director I 586-7490 I [email protected]
The City of Largo was awarded the 2018 Green Local Government Award by the Suncoast US Green Building Council (USGBC) last week. The award mark’s Largo’s deep commitment to sustainability and many recent accomplishments that help to make Largo more sustainable for generations. In just the last year the City has developed the Largo Environmental Action Plan (LEAP), committed to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050, set a goal of all electric-light duty vehicles by 2025, installed electric vehicle charging stations and approved a ban on single-use plastic items.

This award is part of the USGBCs Leadership Awards, an annual recognition of outstanding individuals and organizations at the forefront of the green building movement. Visit to learn more about Largo’s commitment to making our community sustainable for generations.

-Laura Thomas
Sustainability Coordinator I 586-7424 I [email protected]
Crews will commence maintenance tree work along electric lines located within Largo's municipal boundaries in the upcoming weeks. 

Please see the maps linked to this notification here:

The red lines on the linked maps show the approximate areas where trimming activity will occur. The tree crews will be cleaning up all debris associated with the maintenance activities. As a reminder, debris resulting from storm damage or other events unrelated to the maintenance activities is the responsibility of homeowners. Part of the pruning activity will occur on lateral lines, some of which will require climbing in rear lot areas.
This notification constitutes the notice required by Florida Statute 163.3209. 
Trees are a leading cause of power outages. Duke Energy’s progressive tree care practices help minimize outages during storms. Duke Energy Florida has been recognized for its tree care practices with the distinctive Tree Line USA designation from The National Arbor Day Foundation for 13 consecutive years. We work to balance the need for reliable electric power with sensitivity for the environment and tree health. Tree crews use a technique known as directional pruning, which is endorsed by The National Arbor Day Foundation and the International Society of Arboriculture. Qualified employees are supervised by certified arborists.
To learn more about Duke tree care practices please visit our website at

-Nick Esposito
Duke Energy Florida I 562-7412