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Get Ready for Impact! Join the Community Benefits Advisory Council (CBAC) Meetings! ๐Ÿš€

๐Ÿ“ข Exciting News, St. Pete! The City's transformative Community Benefits Program is reaching new heights, and you're invited to be a part of it! ๐ŸŒŸ



Why Attend? Discover how developers are contributing to our community's well-being! From affordable housing to environmental resilience, these benefits are shaping the future of St. Petersburg. Your voice matters in this vital process!


Mark Your Calendar! ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Don't miss the upcoming CBAC Meetings on January 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2024, at 5:30 p.m. These sessions are not just meetings; they are platforms where your ideas, thoughts, and energy will help define the Community Benefits for the Historic Gas Plant Redevelopment.


Be Part of Something Big! ๐ŸŒ† These meetings aren't just about development; they're about building a better, more vibrant St. Pete that we all can be proud of.


Current CBAC Members

  • Ruth Whitney, Standing Member and Chair

  • Jason Mathis, Standing Member

  • Bruce Nissen, Standing Member

  • Esther Matthews, Standing Member

  • Brooks Wallington, Ad Hoc Member for Historic Gas Plant District Project

  • Gloria Campbell, Ad Hoc Member for Historic Gas Plant District Project

  • Debbie Reeser, Ad Hoc Member for Historic Gas Plant District Project

  • Karyn Mueller, Ad Hoc Member for Historic Gas Plant District Project


Current Project in Review

What are the responsibilities of a CBAC member?

The CBAC consists of two groups of appointees: Standing CBAC Members and ad hoc CBAC members.


The Standing CBAC Members' duties include:

  • Provide advice to the City on the CBA Program, including how best to measure community impact

  • Provide advice to the City on community and neighborhood engagement

  • Provide advice to the City regarding growth and development

  • For specific development projects, provide the duties listed below for Ad Hoc CBAC Members

  • Serve as a Standing CBAC Member for three years


The ad hoc CBAC Members' duties, with the Standing CBAC Members, include:

  • Convene meetings in the neighborhoods affected by the development project to solicit input that will help guide the creation of Community Benefits Agreements

  • Provide recommendations to City Council on Community Benefits Agreements that are based on project impact reports and neighborhood meetings

  • Serve as an ad hoc CBAC Member until the specific project is approved by City Council or withdrawn


Your Voice Shapes the Future! ๐ŸŽค Imagine having a direct impact on projects that enhance our neighborhoods. The CBAC wants your input! Attend, engage, and let your voice be the driving force behind positive change.


Save the Dates! ๐Ÿ“Œ Jan 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2024, at 5:30 p.m. at St. Pete City Hall, 175 5th Street North.


Don't Miss Out! ๐Ÿš€ Visit www.stpete.org/cbacย for more details. Be there, be heard, and be a part of the future we're building together! Let's make St. Petersburg even more incredible, starting with YOU! ๐ŸŒŸ #CBACImpact #StPeteFuture #CommunityEngagement #D7Speaks

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