The aging Clearwater City Hall was spared the wrecking ball by a unanimous vote at the March 31 meeting of the Clearwater city council. Instead, it will be fitted with energy-saving equipment that should save the City $75,000 a year. This remedy was taken last year with Long Center, and the City has been happy with the results.
Clearwater, in a relatively small turnout on March 9th, voted to keep a city council incumbent and reelect a former city council member.
AN OPEN LETTER TO CLEARWATER’S MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL, ITS CITIZENS AND TAXPAYERS, REGARDING CLEARWATER BEING THE ONLY CITY IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO EVER TRY TO BAN THE DISPLAY OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Clearwater, FL -- On a rainy Thursday evening in late May, concerned citizens from the East Gateway neighborhood of Clearwater came together in the City Chambers to speak out regarding potential cutbacks to the police contingent in their neighborhood.
The City of Clearwater is facing $7 to $13 million dollars worth of budget cuts. The City of Clearwater commissioned a matrix efficiency study to find out any areas of potential improvement or cost reduction. This study reported the police department is run for the most part efficiently, but could save by reducing the number of bike team staff as well as eliminating the Beach Walk team, despite the fact that Clearwater already has the lowest officer-to-1,000 citizens ratio for any tourist destination city in Florida and that crime in the beach area has been significantly reduced.