Mayor, I am the owner of Nueva Cantina at 1625 4th Street South and I am writing to you over the negative impact, the homeless and pan handling situation has become. For my 1st year open our police force did a great job keeping them away from our business but in the last 6 months it has become epidemic. The biggest issue seems that they have chosen to hang out at the McDonald's, which is next to us on Paris Street. Anything you can do to help would be most appreciated.
I realize the codes department is getting sick of giving Kevin Farrow violation for overgrowth… That's not really my problem! My problem is that he clearly bought this parcel just to make money and has no interest in our neighborhood. So even though you're sick of it please Codes give him yet another violation for overgrowth! Although it seems silly because the city is the one who has to keep mowing it since he will not respond to his notices. I have included a picture so that you can't tell me that it's not overgrown because most of the grass is 15 inches high some of it is over 2 feet high and I believe code says it can't be over 10 inches?
The neighborhoods along fourth street south are in desperate need of more police and City leadership attention. As the downtown area continues to grow, its becoming more evident that the homeless and drug-related groups have moved south to the bust stops, business fronts and parks along fourth street south. With that has come intoxicated people filling the streets, and groups of people trashing these parks. As this is a growing area for St. Pete, this growing problem in the south cannot be overlooked. It has now become one large, free for all party in this area, and residents are avoiding these running paths, biking paths, and park walks altogether. Please put more attention and focus to cleaning up and regulating these areas.
Someone tore the posted no trespassing sign from the ground in the city owned lot near Booker Creek. The sign location is closest to 4th St near the creek. It would be helpful if additional no trespassing signs would be placed in the lot along the creek as well since transients continue to camp near the trees and leave a mess. These trees and brush should be cut back to discourage camping and other illegal activities.
The garbage can provided by the city, as well as a store bought garbage can, are at the curb in the front of this house 24/7. This issue has been reported in the past but there has not been a resolution. Would appreciate your attention to this matter.
It appears somebody may be opening something at the old sugar room strip club. So this is just a notice to the codes department since they seem to be the last ones to know when something is going on around here. I know the last time the code officer claimed he never saw them working on the sugar room strip club. Yet since I can see it from my house I can tell you they were worked there EVERY day ALL day for several months so it seems unbelievable the code officer did not see them working and therefore could not give them a cease-and-desist violation for working without a permit. So let this report be a heads up to the codes and zoning departments that something is happening there… Maybe the Bartlett Park codes supervisor can keep an eye on this since I know she cares about this neighborhood and she's very fair yet very tough. So hopefully she will take notice and not send out the same code officer who couldn't see anyone working there for months on end every day all day. Thank you advance for helping us out here in Bartlett Park!
Constant Loitering at the Quickies Food Mart and Metro PCS on 15th Ave and 9th Street S. Loiters defecating and urinating in the alley directly behind the store. There are constant fights and arguing which is causing a disturbance. I have reached out to city and police officials over the years without a resolution to the problem. My family is not safe and I need help with this problem.
trash is being left by our lovely homeless community that our mayor incourages to move south of central. can you crews out to pick up their garbage? Lots of cups, cloths, blankets, tampon and diapers. when you pick them up remember to thank our mayor and the slavation army for bettering our community.