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December 11, 2020- Community Update

Online conversation to address Tropical Storm Eta impacts



Residents along the beaches, low lying areas and mobile home parks in Pinellas County were impacted by Tropical Storm Eta, many incurring damage from the rain and storm surge. They now face issues with insurance, homes that are uninhabitable and questions about disaster assistance.To address citizens’ concerns, Pinellas County Emergency Management and Floodplain Management will hold an online conversation, “Flooding: Face, Fiction and FEMA,” on Tuesday, Dec. 15, from 6 to 7 p.m.  See full details HERE.

Annual Staff Recognition

On December 8, the City of St. Pete Beach proudly recognized employees for their years of service. Mayor Johnson and City Manager Alex Rey, along with the department directors, celebrated employees with milestone anniversaries. 

We are grateful for these employees for their hard work and dedication to the City of St. Pete Beach. 

Celebrating 5-years: Betcinda Kettells, Eileen Torres, Jannette Pellegrino, Morgan Mailhot, Corey Rees, Tyler Barr, Troyton Loggins, James Marino, Adam Poirrier, Coleman Vail, Rashi Young, Sheila Dalton, Sean Dunham

Celebrating 10-years: Joshua Benefield, Brian Garnett

Celebrating 15-years: Shawn Sanford, William Palmer

Celebrating 20-years: Bryan Anderson

Celebrating 25-years: Ann Garrison

Celebrating 25-years: Ann Garrison



2021 Parking Passes for Residents of St. Pete Beach


The 2021 parking passes will be available starting Monday, January 4th, 2021.
Passes can be pre-ordered through the online application located at



County Administrator Barry Burton along with Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri held a press conference today regarding COVID-19 and County Ordinance 20-14.

The key points discussed today are as follows:
• Ord. 20-14: mandating that individuals wear a face covering in public indoor places.
• That ALL people who own, manage, or are employed by any restaurant or bar in Pinellas County MUST wear a face covering at ALL times; even when serving outdoor areas.
• Owner, operator, manager and employee of bar/restaurants or indoor public place shall ensure every person inside complies with this ordinance.

• No service unless customer is seated.
• Tables must be spaced 6 feet apart.
• No groups larger than 10 may be seated at one table.

The Sheriff's office will be visiting each business on Friday to post signage that will speak directly these official mandates.

(Robin Miller, Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce Email Recap)

Save the Date: January 12, 2021 -  Join us at 6:00pm for the City Commission Meeting 

TO PARTICIPATE: Join us at the commission chambers at 6pm or email audience comments to prior to 5:45pm day of the meeting.

The agenda and packet will be posted prior to the meeting.

VIEW: Facebook Live or on


Toys for Tots

As the holiday season begins to draw near, we have teamed up again with the Toys for Tots team to make Christmas wishes come true for needy children.
We work very hard to make Toys for Tots a success, but we could never do it without the help of our generous community and business leaders.
The gift of a shiny new toy – something that most children take for granted – means to a needy child that someone cares, that he/she hasn’t been forgotten, that Christmas hasn’t passed him/her by.
Drop off location is Fire Station 23 (7301 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach)
Toys can be dropped off until December 15.
Thank you in advance for all of your support. 🎅🤶🎄



December 19th, 2020  Santa Claus is coming to St. Pete Beach!

December 19th will be a special day here in St. Pete Beach.  Santa and his crew will be driving through our beach town beginning at 10am.  The route can be found HERE, all are encouraged to create signs, decorate and celebrate in a safe way this year.  

Parents and Guardians, here is a message especially for you!

To experience some extra special personalized magic from Santa Claus during the parade we invite you to make a fun custom sign for Santa on one side of the sign. On the other side write your kid/kids names large as possible in a big black marker. When Santa Claus is passing by your house and the kids are waving to him. You the parents will flip the sign around. It is important to make sure the kids can not see this happening. ( this is when you parents become Magicians and help with the magic) Santa will then personally say Merry Christmas to your kids with their names. Your kids will be so happy and shocked that Santa Claus knows their name/names personally. We look forward to creating this very nice and special experience for your kids during this holiday season. 



New City of St. Pete Beach Website Launch


The City of St. Pete Beach is pleased to announce a website redesign to help keep the community engaged and informed. The website includes many helpful features such as: 

  • new opt-in notification system
  • calendar of community events
  • staff directory
  • easy to navigate menu
  • several resource sections based on interests. 

The City of St. Pete Beach also invites residents and visitors to check out the new site sections featuring the most up-to-date information on beaches, parks, piers, and transportation.

Citizens, visitors, future residents, and employers will find great value in the easy search features and appealing design. 

Check out the new website here!


The Construction for The Sunrunner (BRT) has begun. 

Construction on the new SunRunner line is beginning in St. Pete Beach. The project only involves a few locations in the city and should have minimal impact on businesses, residents and visitors. However, since there will be some inconvenience for short periods of time for traffic and pedestrians, PSTA launched a construction information and engagement page for the community. Visitors will be able to see the construction timelines and the latest details about the project as well as individual station construction.


Email any questions to: or call: (727) 540-1973



St. Pete Beach Public Library 



December 9th, 2020 Video Update from Mayor Al Johnson

Topics include:
▪️COVID-19 Updates
▪️Construction on Gulf Blvd.
▪️Library Construction Delay
▪️Supporting Small Businesses in St. Pete Beach
▪️Mask Ordinance
▪️A “Thank You” for City Commission
▪️New City Website and Notification Program


As of the morning of December 10th, 2020, the updated numbers reflect the city of St. Pete Beach has a total case count of 41.  This information is updated daily and can be found online here on the state report.

Please let us know if we can be of any further assistance.  

Sarah Laracuente
Public Information Officer
City of St. Pete Beach
All government correspondence is subject to the public records law.
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