May 14, 2024 - News

St. Petersburg proposes increased costs for parking, sanitation, water and more

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Living in St. Pete could get more expensive this fall.

Driving the news: Rate increases were proposed for parking, sanitation, stormwater and water resources (potable, waste and reclaimed) in the operating budget workbook presented last week.

  • Marinas, golf courses and municipal office buildings also got proposed increases.

Zoom in: Parking increases include extending hours from 8pm to 10pm for Beach Drive meters on Sundays.

What's ahead: After public hearings on Sept. 12 and Sept. 26, the budget goes into effect on Oct. 1.

Meanwhile: St. Pete residents can vote for an innovation equity project through June 12.

  • Program choices include roof replacement, youth crime prevention, Swim Smart and library lockers, an MLK day of service and homeowner water assistance.
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