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St. Pete proposes referendum to privatize downtown marina

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St. Pete marina referendum

St. Petersburg City Council members will consider whether to take the first step in privatizing the management of its downtown marina.

The St. Petersburg Municipal Marina has been publicly owned and operated since it was constructed in the 1970s. Now, the city wants to hand off management of the 650-boat slip property to a private contractor.

Any waterfront park lease exceeding five years requires voter approval.

City Council must sign off on the ballot question in two readings.

The first will take place at 9 a.m. Aug. 5. The second would occur Aug. 12 at 3 p.m.

– Janelle Irwin Taylor, Extensive Enterprises Media

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