The Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners approved a $1 million tourism promotion agreement with the Tampa Bay Super Bowl LV Host Committee, with an expectation that the county’s beaches, museums and parks will be in the national spotlight when the big game is played in Tampa in February.
Commissioners approved the agreement after being assured that there will be benefits for Pinellas County, even if attendance is reduced because of restrictions to slow the spread of Covid-19.
MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has given $20 million to United Way Suncoast.
It's the largest gift the Tampa-based philanthropic organization has ever received in its 96-year history, said Jessica Muroff, CEO, during a Wednesday morning news conference in Campbell Park in St. Petersburg.
The liberal, Bernie Sanders wing of the Democrat party has been asserting itself in local party elections across Florida, and in Pinellas County generating some ill will.
Progressive organizer Jeff Cox last week easily unseated Pinellas Vice Chairman Johnny Boykins, one of the few Black millennials visible and active with the local Democratic Executive Committee. Cox, a white millennial, discusses the controversy in the latest episode of Political Party with Adam Smith.