Thursday, November 8, 2012
Largo City Commissioner-Elect James Robinson was back at work on Wednesday at the Largo Feed Store.
Wednesday was just another day of work for Largo City Commissioner-Elect James Robinson, who returned to his job as manager of the Largo Feed & Garden Supply Inc. a day after winning the race for Seat Four. Robinson beat out Robert Hunsicker with about 59 percent of the vote in Tuesday's election, according to unofficial results from the Pinellas Supervisor of Elections. Robinson said many people had stopped into the feed store on Wednesday and congratulated him. The 35-year-old has worked at the feed store for 18 years. He started as a clerk and did deliveries, working his way up to his current position as manager, he said. "I like small business," Robinson said. "The money stays in the community. I like to see people shop small …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Everything you want to know from election day in Largo, all in one spot.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
James Robinson will be the new Largo City Commissioner for Seat Four.
James Robinson is the Largo City Commissioner-Elect in Seat Four. Robinson beat out Robert Hunsicker with about 59 percent of the vote in Tuesday's election, according to unofficial results on the Pinellas Supervisor of Elections website. Robinson manages the Largo Feed Store. He has lived in Largo for more than 30 years. In his campaign he supported balanced funding of public safety, family recreation and small business interests within Largo's tight city budget. Robinson and his supporters held a watch party at the new Buffalo Wild Wings at the Largo Mall. Robinson was overwhelmed and speechless. "I am glad to have the opportunity to help my community. I want to thank everybody who has supported me in the last five months. The list is …
Everything you want to know on election day in Largo, all in one spot.
Everything you want to know about Election Day in Largo, all in one spot.
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Thursday, October 18, 2012
Three candidates for office spoke during public comment, with Pinellas County Sheriff hopeful Greg Pound being escorted by police out of the commission chambers for "attacking" political opponents.
A few candidates for local, state and county offices spoke during the public forum of the last scheduled Largo City Commission meeting before the Nov. 6 elections — and one of them ended up getting thrown out. Greg Pound, who is running for Pinellas County Sheriff, was escorted out of the room by a Largo Police officer. Vice Mayor Harriet Crozier tried to keep the speakers' comments focused on Largo. Pound tried a few times to speak about John the Baptist and his preaching to people to repent or perish. "Please make your comment about Largo, or I will have to ask you to leave," Crozier said. Pound then did change the subject to Largo being in Pinellas County. "Pinellas County is out of control, you have got corruption running rampant out …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The Largo City Commission will look at more ways to encourage redevelopment of West Bay Drive at tonight's commission workshop session.
The Largo City Commission will consider an early sign replacement incentive program for the West Bay Drive area at tonight's workshop session. The commission will also review other incentives tonight to encourage community redevelopment in Largo's downtown area, such as office building development and targeted job creation to support the use of new and existing downtown office space. The possible early sign incentive program is part of a city-wide goal to replace non-conforming pole signs with monument signs by June 5, 2017. When the city created its new sign ordinance in 2007, it provided a 10-year timeframe for businesses to comply. This summer, the commission discussed a proposed new incentive program to encourage the replacement of the…
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Here are the Largo City Commission, Seat 4, candidates answers to how they would work to help facilitate redevelopment in Largo.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Both candidates for the Largo City Commission, Seat 4, answered questions recently including the classic question of what would you do first in a new position.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Commissioners will wait for answers from the city attorney before they make a decision on possibly creating a domestic partnership registry.
The Largo City Commission discussed the possibility of creating a domestic partnership registry at its Sept. 11 work session. The city staff will get answers to commission questions, such as the legal ramifications of the proposed registry, before the commission would move forward on possibly creating a registry. A domestic partnership registry would give partners rights such as health care visitations and a say in some health care and funeral/burial decisions. Some commission members questioned if they had the authority to create a domestic partnership registry. An ordinance would need to be written and passed. "Do we even have the power to do this?" Commissioner Curtis Holmes asked. Commissioner Harriet Crozier wondered, "Could I not go…