Posted: 3:33 am Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
By Ann Kelly
The first of three meetings designed to give us a better idea of what the new St Pete Pier got off to a rocky start last night at the Roberts Recreation Center. Protesters showed up to voice their concern over the sewage dumping into the Bay by the city after Hurricane Hermine. Tonight’s meeting will be at the J.W. Cate Recreation Center on 22nd Avenue North. The final workshop is scheduled for next Tuesday at the Lake Vista Recreation Center 1401 62nd Avenue South. All meetings start at 6 pm.
The Public Transportation Commission will be talking about the proposed new ridesharing rules this morning at 9 am in the County Commissioners Board Room in Tampa. Mayor Bob Buckhorn has already voiced his disagreement with the process that would affect ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft. The meeting is open to the public and starts at the County Center on Kennedy on the second Floor Board Room in Tampa.
Governor Rick Scott is scheduled to meet with Florida lawmakers and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to talk about more Zika funding for the state. This as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has already said the federal funds to fight Zika are have already been used up.
A new tropical storm formed overnight just north of Jacksonville. Julia is the reason our rain chances are higher. We haven’t had a tropical system forming over land this strong since Beryl 1988.
The newest location for Starbucks may be in Publix. The Tampa Bay Business Journal says Publix will start with a test location at the Gandy Blvd store in South Tampa.