August 6, 2017. CLTampa.com
The desire to bring about change is perhaps greater this year than it has been in decades in this country. But finding ways to make a positive difference can be difficult. For some religious residents of Pinellas County, banding together has been a key to getting their voices heard to meet the needs of the community through the organization FAST (Faith and Action for Strength Together). 3,000 diverse members of FAST came together most recently on April 24 in Tropicana Field to meet with local politicians, including St. Pete’s mayor, Rick Kriseman, and ask for action on three chosen issues in an annual event they call the Nehemiah Action Assembly.
August 1, 2017. ABC Action News.
CLEARWATER, Fla. – The Penny for Pinellas tax will officially be back on the ballot this November.
Pinellas County Commissioners approved the plan to place the 10-year renewal of the 1 percent sales tax on the November 7 ballot.
June 27, 2017. WHAS11.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Call it a nearly $10 million gift from Metro Council, or the start of positive change throughout the city where some neighborhoods are struggling with how to handle abandoned homes and buildings.
June 21, 2017. The Courier-Journal.
After holding an extra month of public hearings, the Metro Council’s budget committee redirected about $13.4 million in Mayor Greg Fischer’s spending plan.
During a nearly three-hour committee meeting Tuesday, city officials lobbied for projects and questioned ways to best spend taxpayer dollars ahead of the new fiscal year starting July 1.