Pinellas County Commission Chair Ken Welch delivered the State of Pinellas address this week.
Pinellas County Commission Chair Ken Welch delivered the State of Pinellas address this week. In the video, which you can see above, Welch, "talks about strategic planning, poverty, public health, human rights, an upcoming transit tax referendum, tourism and the FY2014 county budget." Sign up for the Clearwater Patch email newsletter to get our top headlines delivered straight to your inbox so you won't miss a thing!
Simply building more roads is not the answer. Likewise, summarily dismissing the option of light rail – or preventing the community from considering the option, as some have urged, would be a shortsighted repeat of the Governor’s rejection of High Speed R
During a recent County Commission meeting in Clearwater, a young college-aged student asked an important question regarding the proposed Pinellas Transportation Plan, a question that captures the essence of the challenge facing our community. The question was simply: “What do we want our future to be?” Our community’s ability to collectively answer that question – based on facts, instead of political rhetoric – will determine if Pinellas County and the Tampa Bay region will make significant progress toward a modern transportation system in the near future. There is broad agreement that Pinellas County needs to improve our transportation system. As fuel prices rise and roads become more congested, that need becomes ever more apparent. An …