St. Petersburg City Council member Lisa Wheeler–Bowman has resigned from her position following accusations that she no longer lived in the district she represents.
It is a violation of City Charter to no live within an official’s elected district. Council Chair Gina Driscoll announced the resignation Thursday.
Wheeler-Bowman has represented District 7 since 2015. It includes portions of South St. Petersburg including Childs Park, Midtown and Bear Creek. The home she allegedly purchased is in nearby District 6, which includes Southeast St. Pete.
Wheeler-Bowman’s term was set through 2024. She said she was unaware of the residency requirement in her resignation letter.
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