Feedback from a series of “Community Conversations” held by St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch showed affordable housing is “not surprisingly” the top concern among residents in one of the country’s hardest-hit cities for inflation and rental increases.
Welch held the conversations in mid-December, before being sworn in. The city released the results of those conversations, as well as an action plan based on community responses.
Out of the 2,707 unique responses, 637 – the most for any single category – identified affordable housing as the most pressing issue. And 1,122 highlighted barriers to progress as a concern in response to the topics.
– Daniel Figueroa IV, Extensive Enterprises Media