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Al Bartolotta celebrates 32 years of creating positive change in Pinellas County

Al Bartolotta receives award

Forward Pinellas Division Manager Al Bartolotta is retiring next month after a 32-year career in urban planning. He started with the Pinellas County Planning Department in 1988, where he worked on assignments for both land use and transportation planning, and joined Forward Pinellas in 2015 as a result of the Pinellas Planning Council/Metropolitan Planning Organization… Read more »

Connect with the Census: Make Pinellas Count!

The 2020 Census is important for all of us and the communities in which we live.  There is something in it for everyone and a reason for each of us to connect with the 2020 Census.  Step up to the challenge and Make Pinellas Count! I learned about the census through my work as an… Read more »

Downtown St. Pete Mobility Study Gets Moving

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~~Forward Pinellas launches survey to shape the vision of their community~~ Ever wish there were more opportunities to bike in Downtown St. Pete? Maybe you live nearby and would like a way to safely access and enjoy downtown? Or maybe you would like an easier drive from your work to museums? Now is the time… Read more »

Working Together for #SafeStreets

What do you think about making our streets safer? Where are our problems? Do you know others who may have ideas? Earlier this year, Forward Pinellas announced the kickoff summit for Safe Streets Pinellas, our Vision Zero effort. Like many other events, the summit, scheduled for March, was postponed. But our work to make our… Read more »

Forward Pinellas Seeking Competitive Proposals for Audit Services

July 9, 2020: On July 8, 2020, the Forward Pinellas Board approved the results of Procurement #20-03 Forward Pinellas Audit Services and authorized the executive director to negotiate and execute an agreement beginning with the top ranked firm (RG&Co), followed by the next ranking firm (CS+L) if needed. Forward Pinellas is requesting proposals from qualified… Read more »

Forward Pinellas Goes virtual, May 13 at 1 p.m.

Here’s how you can get involved! The Forward Pinellas Board will hold its next public meeting virtually on Wednesday, May 13, at 1 p.m. to ensure public safety and comply with the Governor’s Safer at Home order in response to the COVID-19 virus. Take a look at how you can get involved. Watch/listen to the… Read more »

Introducing Amy Elmore

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We are delighted to welcome Amy Elmore aboard as Forward Pinellas’ Communications & Outreach Program Manager. One of the most important things we do as an agency is to work closely with the public and our partners at the state, local and regional levels to develop plans and advance transportation projects that serve the needs… Read more »

Forward Pinellas and Local Governments Continue Operations Remotely

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With the March 25th issuance of the “COVID-19 Safer at Home” order, planning departments across Pinellas County are ensuring their operations can continue  in light of social distancing guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America. Forward Pinellas has been in communication with our local governments regarding… Read more »