Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said they will not make an arrest in what he believes falls under Florida’s self-defense law known as “stand your ground,” Michael Drejka, shot Markeis McGlockton after he was shoved and fell in the parking lot of a Clearwater convenience store. A vigil was held at the Circle A on Sunset Point Road Sunday.
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn brought his 2019 budget before City Council Thursday. The #1 billion dollar budget plan does not have property tax increases, along with no layoffs or major cuts to city services. There are two hearings scheduled in August and September before the budget is approved and that must be done by October 1st.