View this email in your browser

December 9th, 2022 Community Update

Community Update

Click HERE to watch the 12/9/22 Community Update with
Vice Mayor, City Commissioner Chris Graus.

2022 Final Report

City Manager reviews the summary of the 2022 Performance Report during the December 6th City Commission Meeting
During the 12/6/22 Commission Meeting, City Manager Alex Rey reviewed a summary of the 2022 Performance Report.  View the segment of the presentation HERE.  Review the full report on the city website HERE.

Upcoming Commission Meeting

Join us at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 13th, 2022, for our next Regular Commission Meeting.

The meeting takes place inside the Commission Chambers at City Hall.

Address: 155 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

VIEW: Facebook Live or on the website HERE.

If you wish to speak at a City Commission meeting, or a City Board/Committee meeting, please fill out this form.

The agenda and packet for the meeting are available on the website HERE.

Upcoming Holiday Events

Final Day to Register for the
"Light Up the Neighborhood" Contest

It's time for the "Light Up the Neighborhood" contest, St. Pete Beach! We are inviting all residents and Neighborhood Associations in St. Pete Beach to participate. Register by December 9th, 2022 to be included in the contest.  

We have three neighborhoods registered, are you in one of them?  Make sure to sign up to be part of the contest!

See all details and register to participate HERE.

Breakfast with Santa


Join us for one of the most amazing Holiday Events in St. Pete Beach.  During Breakfast with Santa, children will dine with Santa, and build excitement around this holiday while creating priceless memories. Enjoy arts and crafts, story time with Mrs. Claus, and of course visit with Santa while enjoying a meal.


Date: December 10th, 2022

Time: 8am-10am

Cost: $10 per person

Location: 7701 Boca Ciega Dr. St. Pete Beach, Fl. 33706 

Preregistration is required and space is limited. Click HERE for details.

St. Pete Beach Fire Rescue

As the holiday season draws near, St. Pete Beach Fire Rescue has teamed up with the Toys for Tots team to make Christmas wishes come true for needy children. St. Pete Beach Fire Rescue works very hard to make Toys for Tots a success, but could never do it without the help of our generous community and business leaders.

See more details on how you can participate HERE.

The one and only Santa Claus will be visiting our community and taken on a special tour by our Fire Department on December 15th and 16th.
See the full route on the city website HERE. Please come out and wave to the Fire Department Crew and Santa!

Public Meeting: Sign Ordinance 

The City of St. Pete Beach held a Public Meeting on November 18th, 2022 regarding Sign Ordinance Updates. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss potential changes and updates to the sign ordinance. Please visit this page Sign Ordinance In review on the website to view the documents, watch the video, and participate in the public survey. Thank you for your participation.

For more information, please view the presentation from the October 25th Commission meeting HERE.



Phase 2 Of The Home Beautification Program
Phase 1 is underway, and the City of St. Pete Beach is currently accepting volunteers for the 2nd phase of the beautification program. 
See before and after photos and apply on the city website HERE.



Testimonial from a Participant of Phase 1 of the Beautification Program:
"The right-of-way beautification project is complete and looks great. It even motivated me to power wash the sidewalk and paint our mailbox! More importantly, it's effectively absorbing today's heavy rainfall (no run-off, no flooding). Thanks again to the contractors and folks at the City; everyone was great to work with."
- Happy Resident
Chief Operating Officer reviews the Home Beautification Program.

Freebee Has Expanded

Freebee services has officially expanded to cover the entire City of St. Pete Beach.  Please see more information on the CITY WEBSITE.

Vacancy On Police Pension Board

The City of St. Pete Beach has a vacancy on the Police Pension Board. If you are interested in the position or would like more information, please contact our City Clerk.

Monday, December 12 at 1:00 p.m. – Winter Recipe Swap: Do you have a winter recipe that your friends and family love? Discuss favorite holiday treats and share recipes.

Tuesday, December 13 at 10:00 a.m. – Story Time: Learn numbers, colors, and the alphabet through songs, stories, and movement.

Tuesday, December 13 at 4:00 p.m.— Katie Green: Stories for the Winter Holiday. Storyteller Katie Green presents an eclectic selection of seasonal stories for adults: old and new tales about winter and a personal story that invites listeners to tell their own stories.

Wednesday, December 14 at 11:00 a.m. – Donut Happy Hour: Donut Happy Hour is an opportunity to socialize with other adults while enjoying donuts and coffee.

Wednesday, December 14 at 5:00 p.m.— Cookies & Cocoa Pajama Story Time: Come dressed in your bedtime best! This special evening story time will begin with a winter story followed by time to socialize with cookies and hot cocoa.

Thursday, December 15 at 2:00 p.m.— A Novel Idea Book Club: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski Ask at the circulation desk for a copy! email: .

Friday, December 16 at 2:00 p.m. – Feature Film: It’s a Wonderful Life. (1946 Rated PG) An angel is sent from Heaven to help a frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.
Chat Feature: Starting now, we will have a chat feature available on our website,! When available, an icon will appear in the bottom right of our website and you’ll be able to chat with a librarian.

 Keep Calm and Pickle On! The library is requesting new and gently used pickleball balls for an upcoming display.
Would You Be Our Guest Lecturer? 
The St. Pete Beach Public Library wants you to share your area of expertise, skill, or hobby! Contact our Programs Librarian at to apply and get added to our Calendar of events in the New Year!
Amazon Smile: You can shop and support your Library at the same time! Using, select The Friends of the St. Pete Beach Library as your charity of choice and Amazon will donate .5% of qualifying purchases to the Library at no additional cost to you.

Please visit for details about our other programs. See you soon!

Duke Energy Power Grid Improvements

Duke Energy is working in our community to improve reliability, reduce outages, and strengthen the power grid against severe weather to better serve the area.

See more information on the Duke Energy website HERE.

Reclaimed Watering Schedule 

Public Record Requests

The City of St. Pete Beach offers public records to the public using an online portal with JustFOIA.

See the online portal and processes outlined HERE.

Sarah Laracuente
Public Information Officer
City of St. Pete Beach

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.
Copyright ©2022 City of St. Pete Beach, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
155 Corey Avenue St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.