Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Rays ownership met with Pinellas County Commissioners Tuesday to talk about the Rays future in the area. County commissioners agreed that the Rays should be able to look at locations outside St. Petersburg.
Tampa Bay Rays owner Stuart Sternberg stood in front of the Pinellas County Commission Tuesday pleading his team's case to be able to look outside of the city limits of St. Petersburg for a new stadium for the Rays. The Rays, he said, want to be able to follow up on the 2009 ABC Coalition report that explored options in Tampa and Pinellas for a new stadium. "In the simplest of terms, we would like to follow up on the report," Sternberg told commissioners Tuesday. "We might find the best place is where we are right now. (However), I don’t imagine that’s the case." A majority of commissioners expressed agreement with Sternberg's wish. "This really saddens me that we have to have this conversation," said county commissioner Susan Latvala. "…
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
A week after meeting with the Hillsborough County Commission, the Rays organization will meet with Pinellas commissioners at 2 p.m. on Jan. 29.
Last week Rays owner Stuart Sternberg told the Hillsborough County Commission that Major League Baseball no longer views St. Petersburg or the Tampa Bay area as a viable option for the Tampa Bay Rays. Today, Sternberg and the Rays organization will meet with the Pinellas Board of County Commissioners to discuss the future of the Rays in St. Pete, Pinellas County and the Tampa Bay area. The Rays presentation is slated to begin at 2 p.m. to kick off the meeting in Clearwater. If you can't make it to the meeting, you can watch online at pinellascounty.org/tv/default.htm. You can also watch the meeting live on Pinellas County Connection Television, which is channel 622 on Bright House, 18 on Knology and 44 on Verizon. During the Jan. 24 …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The Pinellas County Commission passed an ordinance requiring gas station to help those with disabilities last week.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Those with disabilities in Pinellas County may soon be able to get a helping hand at Pinellas County gas stations. The Pinellas County Commission passed an ordinance — similar to Federal law — that states a gas station with two or more employees are required to offer help to those with disabilities when they fuel up their vehicle at no charge. According to a Pinellas County news release, the law, passed last week, also requires gas stations to post signs of a working telephone number for the station that those with disabilities can call for assistance. The news release said advocates for people with disabilities said the telephone is a less embarrassing way to ask for help. Advocates for those with disabilities noted that obtaining …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The Board of County Commissioners makes its final vote on the 2013 budget Sept. 18.
The Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners will hold two public budget hearings in September. Both public hearings will be held at 6 p.m., following the 2 p.m. regular meeting. The first public budget hearing is Thursday, Sept. 6. The second and final public hearing is Sept. 18. The commission also will consider final approval of the budget after that hearing. The new fiscal year begins Oct. 1. Throughout the budget process, Pinellas County commissioners have invited the public to share their views, values and vision for the upcoming year and into the future. Outreach included the April 10 community forum, which was an open house and eTownHall, at St. Petersburg College, Seminole campus. For the convenience of citizens, the …