County Commission to conduct budget information sessions | Community Spirit
County Commission to conduct budget information sessions in St. Petersburg and Safety Harbor
In May, the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners will hold two budget information sessions in the community. The sessions, in the city halls of Safety Harbor and St. Petersburg, will include updates on the development of the fiscal year 2013 budget.
During the Citizens to be Heard portion of the meetings, citizens are welcomed to share their views about the budget, the values they feel are most important to the community and the vision they have for the county’s future.
The business information sessions are:
- Thursday, May 10, 5 p.m., Safety Harbor City Hall, 750 Main St.
- Tuesday, May 15, 5 p.m., St. Petersburg City Hall, 175 Fifth St. N. This agenda will include a presentation by Sheriff Bob Gualtieri.
Pinellas County is currently looking at an estimated $11.9 million shortfall for fiscal year 2013. An additional $10.7 million shortfall is projected for fiscal year 2014. The county is continuing to work on setting a strategic direction for the future, define the services it provides and consider potential effects to the budget, such as additional unfunded mandates. The new fiscal year will begin on Oct. 1, 2012.
For more information on Pinellas County services and programs, visit www.pinellascounty.org, now with LiveChat, or create a shortcut to www.pinellascounty.org/mobile on any smartphone. Pinellas County government is on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Pinellas County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in these meetings, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. At least seven days prior to the event, contact the Office of Human Rights, 400 S. Fort Harrison Ave., Suite 500, Clearwater, FL 33756 (V/TDD), (727) 464-4062 (V/TDD).
(Please note: the meetings are BUDGET INFORMATION SESSIONS)