St. Pete Beach Newsletter - 2/19/2021

City of St. Pete Beach , City Newsletter

St. Pete Beach Community Update

February 23rd, 2021 -  Join us at 6:00pm for our 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.

Find the agenda for the 6:00pm meeting HERE, and find the packet HERE.

VIEW: Facebook Live or on

City of St. Pete Beach Firefighter Pension Board of Trustees Vacancies:

The City of St. Pete Beach needs two volunteers for to fill vacancies on the Pension Board for the Firefighters Pension.

  • Both terms are two year terms.
  • One person must be a full-time City resident
  • One person can be a resident of Florida in any municipality but is expected to attend these meetings. Right now, they are in ZOOM but may switch to in-person shortly.

The Board meets once per quarter, so four times a year. January, April, July, October and rotate meeting times of 8:30 am, 10:30 am, and 1:30 pm.

Any interested person please email the City Clerk at

Transportation in St. Pete Beach
Our Freebee shuttle service is available from 46th Ave. all the way to the end of Gulf Way. Freebee service can be requested by using the convenient app, or by calling 727-364-9466. Operating hours are Sunday through Saturday from 6 am until midnight. 
See full details HERE.

City of St. Pete Beach Events

Wondering what is happening in St. Pete Beach?  Add this website to your favorites and stay in the know!

Spring Concert Series is Back!

We're excited to announce our NEW Spring Concert Series! Tickets are limited, for more information or to purchase tickets please visit the website by clicking HERE.

Fireworks Survery

We want to hear from you regarding Fireworks in St. Pete Beach.  Please participate in our survey HERE.

Construction and Beach Projects

Road Construction

The City has contracted with Bridge Masters Construction, LLC to make repairs to the bridges to Vina del Mar at 21stAve and to Boca Ciega Isle Drive at the east end of 46th Ave. 

Repairs will take place on the driving deck and underneath the bridges including concrete spalls, crack sealing, grout injection, concrete coating, guardrail work and miscellaneous activities. 

Work on the Vina del Mar bridge will begin on March 8, 2021 and last for approximately three weeks. 

Work on the Boca Ciega Isle bridge will begin on March 19, 2021 and last for approximately three weeks. 

 Work on both bridges will close one lane and traffic will be flagged head to head in alternating shifts.  Work hours are from 8am to 4pm Monday thru Friday.  No weekend work is planned.  We understand that traffic delays and congestion are frustrating and ask everyone to have patience and drive safely.


Any questions and comments please call

Public Works at (727) 363-9243.

Sewer Project

The Open Cut Crew is currently working in the area of 72nd and Boca Ciega Drive and will continue to work north for the next 3-5 weeks.

Egan Boat Ramp

The Egan Boat Ramp project is complete and open for use.

The St. Pete Beach Library 

The St. Pete Beach Library is on the move.  Majority of the project is complete, as the team is working on final touches and moving back in from the temporary space.  The Parking Lot area is under construction. 

St. Pete Beach Public Library News

THE MOVE has started!

The library will be closed February 22-27 and will open again on Monday, March 1 at

365 73rd Avenue.

Call (727) 363-9238 or visit the library website at for the latest information. Thanks for your patience!




February 17th, 2021 Video Update from Mayor Al Johnson

Mayor Johnson Weekly Update

Topics include:
-Committee Week

Legislative News

As mentioned in Mayor Johnson's weekly video update, below you'll find the links to the details around bills currently being reviewed in Tallahassee. 

Either bill is preempting any regulation by the local government to the state.  We lose control of the character of our neighborhoods and the nature of our City.

Please review this information and contact the representatives and elected officials with your opinions on the matter.

This bill prempts the local regulation of vacation rentals to the state, undoes any local regulations since 2014 and makes all restrictions apply to all residential properties.



Vacation Rentals: Requires advertising platforms to collect & remit specified taxes imposed for certain transactions; preempts regulation of vacation rentals to state; prohibits local law, ordinance, or regulation from allowing or requiring inspections or licensing of public lodging establishments, including vacation rentals, or public food service establishments; requires licenses issued by ...

Authorizes any home-based business to operate in a residential area, prohibits local government from licensure and regulation.

SB 266: Home-based Businesses. GENERAL BILL by Perry Home-based Businesses; Providing legislative findings and intent; specifying conditions under which a business is considered a home-based business; authorizing a home-based business to operate in a residential zone under certain circumstances; preempting to the state the ability to regulate or license home-based businesses; prohibiting a ...



Home-based Businesses: Specifies conditions under which business is considered home-based business; authorizes home-based business to operate in residential zone; prohibits local government from certain actions relating to licensure & regulation of home-based business; authorizes specified business owners to challenge certain local government actions; authorizes prevailing party to recover ...


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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155 Corey Avenue St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

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