St. Petersburg passes FY24 budget supporting ‘pillars for progress’

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Florida Construction News staff writer

St. Petersburg city council has approved the Fiscal Year 2024 budget, supporting five “pillars for progress”: Housing Opportunities for All; Environment, Infrastructure and Resilience; Equitable Development, Arts and Business Opportunities; Education and Youth Opportunities; and Neighborhood Health and Safety.

Housing highlights include $1.8 million for affordable housing land acquisitions, $750,000 for affordable/workforce housing capital improvement program projects and $400,000 for the rapid rehousing program.

Significant funding is also in the budget for environment an infrastructure projects including:

  • Water Distribution System Improvements projects ($17.9 million)
  • Fleet Facility Building Replacement ($6.3 million)
  • Connecticut Avenue NE and Vicinity Resiliency ($4 million)
  • Sidewalk Reconstruction ($1.3 million)
  • Stormwater System Resiliency Enhancements ($500,000)
  • City Park Lighting Upgrades ($100,000)

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