We Are St. Pete: City asks for input from residents to help shape its future extended

The 2024 St. Petersburg Community Survey is underway until March 5.

ST. PETERSBURG — The City of St. Petersburg is inviting residents to participate in the 2024 St. Petersburg Community Survey, an opportunity to share input on government services and measure the quality of life in the community. The survey is now open until March 5.

“Informed decision-making is one of my administration’s Principles for Accountable Government,” said Mayor Ken Welch. “It’s important that we get direct and unfiltered feedback from the community about our performance as an organization, our service delivery, and the overall trajectory of St. Petersburg as Florida’s fifth largest city. This critical data will help guide our team’s budget decisions and strategic plans moving forward.”

The 2024 St. Petersburg Community Survey is part of the National Community Survey (NCS) and was developed by the National Research Center (NRC) at Polco. The survey captures opinions on the economy, mobility, community design, utilities, safety, natural environment, inclusivity, engagement, and more. The results show the city’s strengths, areas of improvement and what matters most to residents. The city will also be able to see how its performance compares to similar communities.

Learn more and take the survey at stpete.org/2024survey.

City of St. Petersburg community enrichment job fair

Make it your job to bring fun to the Sunshine City. Find work that matters at the City of St. Petersburg’s Library System and Parks and Recreation Departments’ Community Enrichment Job Fair on Saturday, March 2, from 10-1 p.m. at Campbell Park Recreation Center, 601 14th St. S.

The Job Fair includes full-time, part-time and seasonal opportunities in libraries, parks, preserves, recreation, childcare, aquatics, special events planning and more. The starting wage for the city is $15 an hour. Wages vary based on position.

Find the perfect position to suit your abilities. For more information about the Community Enrichment Job Fair, contact the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department at 727-893-7441 or visit stpeteparksrec.org.

To see a list of job opportunities with the City of St. Petersburg, visit stpete.org/jobs.

About the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department

The St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department is nationally accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies, and with 17 recreation facilities, nine swimming pools, over 150 parks and more than 70 athletic fields, the department makes it a mission to preserve and enhance the city’s parklands and recreational facilities and engage the community in leisure activities.

Visit www.StPeteParksRec.org to learn more.

About the St. Petersburg Library System Department

The City of St. Petersburg’s Library System Department offers the community seven public libraries with the mission to inform, connect and empower the St. Petersburg community. The department works to enhance the quality of life by providing comprehensive library services to the community and offering inclusive, intergenerational programming for all ages to enjoy. With a focus on education and youth opportunities, the department makes continuous efforts to elevate the provision of programs, resources, and services available to the community.

Visit www.splibraries.org to learn more.

Get involved: Available seats on city boards & committees

The City of St. Petersburg has multiple boards and committees with vacancies that are seeking residents to serve.

Citizen Advisory Committee (one vacancy)

The Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) advises the St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Agency on the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Plan and any amendments thereto as well as other issues and policies pertaining to the CRA.

For more information, visit stpete.org/CAC.

Civilian Police Review Committee (one vacancy)

The Civilian Police Review Committee (CPRC) is a volunteer advisory body whose purpose is to review citizen-generated complaint cases and cases that have received a high level of community interest, which have been filed against St. Petersburg police officers. The CPRC’s role is to determine whether the police department policies and procedures were followed by the accused police officer and the investigating police officers. These cases represent administrative investigations and are not criminal in nature.

For more information, visit stpete.org/CPRC .

Health Facilities Authority (two vacancies)

The Health Facilities Authority (HFA) performs the functions to provide a method for tax-exempt financing and refinancing for not-for-profit organizations authorized by law to provide hospital, nursing home or other types of health-related services. The Authority conducts the public hearings required by the federal Tax Exempt Financing Reform Act (i.e., TEFRA hearings) for health facilities projects.

For more information, visit stpete.org/HFA .

For more information on how you can get involved, visit stpete.org/GetInvolved .

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