Have an opinion about the St. Petersburg pier? Now's the time to make your voice heard.

In May, Mayor Rick Kriseman appointed a 21-member working group comprised of leaders from the neighborhoods, local businesses and previous stakeholders from previous pier discussions to determine the next steps in moving a new pier plan forward.

The working group now invites interested members of the public to join in the process by attending one of five public input sessions to be held from June 19 to July 2 at locations throughout the city. At each session, participants will complete a questionnaire regarding the functional elements to be included in the pier's future design, take part in a round table discussion and have an opportunity to be speak with members of the working group.


The meetings will be held:

Thursday, June 19 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at ChildsParkRecreationCenter, 4301  13th avenue s.

Tuesday, June 24 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Coliseum, 535 fourth avenue n.

Thursday, June 26 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Roberts recreation center, 1246 50th Ave. N.

Monday, June 30 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at LakeVista recreation center, 1401 62nd Ave. S.

Wednesday, July 2 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at J.W. Cate recreation center. 5801 22nd Ave. N.



Also beginning June 19, those who are unable to attend one of the sessions may complete the questionnaire online at www.stpete.org/piersurvey and submit any comments to the working group.

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