Enjoy the fall season by exploring our preserves

Charles Justice Pinellas County Commission Chairman [clear] Enjoy the fall season by exploring our preserves With the first touch of cool weather reaching Tampa Bay, my family starts thinking about getting outdoors and exploring our area’s natural beauty. For some...

Partnering to address our stormwater infrastructure

Charles Justice Pinellas County Commission Chairman [clear] Partnering to address our stormwater infrastructure Pinellas County residents know how to prepare for the obvious effects of tropical weather. Wind and heavy rain are typical in a normal Florida summer. What...

Making wise decisions on the BP settlement funds

Charles Justice Pinellas County Commission Chairman [clear] Making wise decisions on the BP settlement funds   One of our highest duties as your elected officials is to be responsible stewards of the public’s resources. That’s why we’ve gone to great lengths to...

Freedom will prevail over terror

Charles Justice Pinellas County Commission Chairman [clear] Freedom will prevail over terror It’s easy to forget the meaning of words such as “freedom” and “independence,” even as we celebrate the July Fourth holiday this month. Go to the beach or attend a fireworks...

Stay safe from the storm

Charles Justice Pinellas County Commission Chairman [clear] Stay safe from the storm On a summer morning, the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay may look as calm as a lake. Long-time residents know that friendly weather can rapidly turn violent this time...

How tourists contribute to our local quality of life

Charles Justice Pinellas County Commission Chairman [clear] As Florida’s second smallest county – only 280 square miles – and the state’s most densely-populated, hosting 15 million visitors in a year can make life feel pretty eventful around here. At the end of...

Major infrastructure investments planned in Pinellas

Charles Justice Pinellas County Commission Chairman [clear] In a growing urban community like Pinellas County, we must continually make wise public investments to ensure we’re ready for the future. One of our most important investments is our road system, which we...

Exposing silent oppression in our midst

There’s a hidden reality in our community that’s hard for many of us to believe exists. That neighbor we wave to while heading to work in the morning or the stranger we pass on the street – these people don’t appear to be enslaved, but they may be victims of human trafficking. Florida ranks third in the nation for human trafficking cases…

Being prepared for El Niño

Charles Justice Pinellas County Commission Chairman [clear] Many of you joined me a few weeks ago in finding a safe place in your home or office to hunker down during Pinellas County’s Great Tornado Drill. It was an exercise organized by our Emergency Management...