This holiday season, we asked some of St. Pete’s best and brightest citizens to share one catalyzing idea for making St. Pete a better place to live. We asked not for lists of problems, but for meaty, actionable and impactful solutions, no matter how big or how small.
We can continue to drive interest and curiosity by building upon the vibrant core of small shops and restaurants that are already here, offering discovery and opportunity for visitors and locals alike...
At a time when national divineness is at a fever pitch, what if St. Pete was the exception? In this moment in our history when it is difficult to hear one another amid all of the distraction and noise, what if ours was a city where the people who live and work feel as though their voices are valued?
As you might have heard, our success has started to threaten our affordability. Yet Pinellas is the most densely populated county in the state, more than twice as dense as Miami-Dade. This means that there is little undeveloped land ripe for new housing that would alleviate rising rents and prices...The only way to go is up.
In 2020, I’d like the city to put a stronger emphasis on “responsible growth,” and to help preserve what makes St. Pete so special. That, of course, includes our local businesses and local artists, many of whom have unfortunately been priced out of their shops and galleries, especially downtown.