Rays Stadium: Where are we?

Rays Stadium

Rays Stadium Update: On May 7, 2024, the Committee of the Whole convened to discuss the highly anticipated Rays Stadium project. The hearing brought to light various concerns, highlighted critical aspects of the project, and delved into its financial implications for the city and county. The discussion also revealed a spectrum of opinions, with both […]

Sunken Gardens Feathered Friends

Sunken Gardens

A New Home for Sunken Gardens’ Feathered Friends On a warm May morning, the air at Sunken Gardens was filled with the melodic calls of tropical birds and the excited chatter of visitors. It was a special day, as the historic botanical garden unveiled its brand new Animal Care Center, a state-of-the-art facility designed to […]

Hurricane Preparedness Week

Hurricane Preparedness Week

Hurricane Preparedness Week in Florida and Recap of 2023 Hurricane Season This week, from May 6-11, 2024, is designated as Florida Hurricane Preparedness Week. The Florida Division of Emergency Management is urging all Floridians to use this final month before the start of hurricane season on June 1 to restock disaster supply kits, update disaster […]

Pinellas County Tourist Tax Allocation

Tourist Tax Allocation

Pinellas County Tourist Tax Allocation for Major Projects. Pinellas County officials are considering changing how tourist tax dollars are allocated to fund major upcoming projects like beach renourishment and a new Tampa Bay Rays stadium. The discussion took place during a joint meeting between the county commissioners and the Tourist Development Council on May 3rd, […]