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Name not shown inside Zip Code 33776 July 19, 2018, 1:52 PM

1. Do you agree that the following Principles should help guide the County’s future:




2. Out of the following statements, choose the top three (3) that best represent the future you want for Pinellas County.
Balanced mix of residential and non-residential (e.g., commercial; industrial; open space) uses that supports the area’s quality of life., Attract and retain high-wage jobs through the creation of places that draw employees by providing a range of transportation, housing, social and cultural options, or “workforce livability”., Protect the County’s natural resources recognizing their importance in the local economy and the tourism industry.


3. Please share your thoughts about what you most like about living in or visiting Pinellas County.
I like living in Pinellas County because of the ability to connect with the beach, the parks and other outdoor activities conveniently. I appreciate the cleanliness of Pinellas County. I also appreciate the quick response time from the county in addressing matters of importance. I appreciate the availability of our county commissions to the residents of the county.


4. Please share your thoughts about what could be improved to better your experience living in or visiting Pinellas County.
Traffic congestion on major highways is always a concern in snowbird season. At some point the county commissioners needs to close the doors to Pinellas County on more residential build outs or at the minimum exact laws restricting excessive build outs. Future land use is of great concern as to infrastructure, traffic congestion. If we FAIL to PLAN accordingly then we PLAN to FAIL.

Norman Williams inside Zip Code 33776 July 19, 2018, 9:58 AM

1. Do you agree that the following Principles should help guide the County’s future:




2. Out of the following statements, choose the top three (3) that best represent the future you want for Pinellas County.
Balanced mix of residential and non-residential (e.g., commercial; industrial; open space) uses that supports the area’s quality of life., Attract and retain high-wage jobs through the creation of places that draw employees by providing a range of transportation, housing, social and cultural options, or “workforce livability”., Multimodal transportation network that supports walking, biking, and transit as viable alternatives to the car.


4. Please share your thoughts about what could be improved to better your experience living in or visiting Pinellas County.
Better transportation. Mass transit is badly needed. Maintain open spaces-Density is already too high.

Richard Forrester inside Zip Code 33764 July 18, 2018, 1:37 PM

1. Do you agree that the following Principles should help guide the County’s future:




2. Out of the following statements, choose the top three (3) that best represent the future you want for Pinellas County.
Resilient community that is able to recover from natural and man-made disasters., Attract and retain high-wage jobs through the creation of places that draw employees by providing a range of transportation, housing, social and cultural options, or “workforce livability”., Multimodal transportation network that supports walking, biking, and transit as viable alternatives to the car.


3. Please share your thoughts about what you most like about living in or visiting Pinellas County.
Weather, beaches, friends, church, fishing, sports health care is the best,


4. Please share your thoughts about what could be improved to better your experience living in or visiting Pinellas County.
Mass transit is poor at best. I have heard talk of light rail. In my daybstreet cars. Having lived in Baltimore Maryland and Houston Texas the light rail systems have been a nightmare. Causes more traffic problems then helps.

48 years ago a fellow in Orlando put in a system that would serve the entire Tampa Bay area well and cause few traffic problems during construction and operational use. Monorail would be best and it could go East to Lakeland West to Clearwater South to St. Pete and North to New Port Richie and all points betwee including the Airport.
This area is on the verge of total grid lock that soon will shut the entire area down. Total shut down and then the real problems will start.
Just my 2 cents.

Name not shown inside Zip Code 33776 July 18, 2018, 1:16 PM

1. Do you agree that the following Principles should help guide the County’s future:




2. Out of the following statements, choose the top three (3) that best represent the future you want for Pinellas County.
Resilient community that is able to recover from natural and man-made disasters., Communities that promote a clean environment, accessibility to fresh food, physical activities, social and cultural resources., Protect the County’s natural resources recognizing their importance in the local economy and the tourism industry.


3. Please share your thoughts about what you most like about living in or visiting Pinellas County.
open beaches, golf courses , public parks and a variety of nature


4. Please share your thoughts about what could be improved to better your experience living in or visiting Pinellas County.
keep and add to open spaces the roads are crowded now .We don't need anymore development to add to the road traffic but need to preserve living habitats for our wild animals . We need them too.

Name not shown inside Zip Code 33776 July 18, 2018, 12:57 PM

1. Do you agree that the following Principles should help guide the County’s future:




2. Out of the following statements, choose the top three (3) that best represent the future you want for Pinellas County.
Balanced mix of residential and non-residential (e.g., commercial; industrial; open space) uses that supports the area’s quality of life., Protect the County’s natural resources recognizing their importance in the local economy and the tourism industry., Multimodal transportation network that supports walking, biking, and transit as viable alternatives to the car.


3. Please share your thoughts about what you most like about living in or visiting Pinellas County.
I love all the beautiful green golf courses and the wide variety of recreational opportunities for people and pets; the many residential green spaces and nature parks providing safe, secure habitat for wildlife preservation. The beauty of white sandy beaches on the Gulf can't be beat, the view from bridges crossing the intercoastal waterways is breathtaking, and the many tropical parks to visit is nature at its best.


4. Please share your thoughts about what could be improved to better your experience living in or visiting Pinellas County.
Keep existing zoned green spaces as green space. Do not re-zone any existing green space for re-development as housing; keep all existing golf courses as green space, golf course or nature preserve. Animals make their homes in these green spaces and there are few enough places left for nature to live. Let's remain green for the sake of future generations.

Name not shown inside Zip Code 33764 July 17, 2018, 3:29 PM

1. Do you agree that the following Principles should help guide the County’s future:




2. Out of the following statements, choose the top three (3) that best represent the future you want for Pinellas County.
Vibrant, safe, mixed-use neighborhoods that provide a range of housing, employment, transportation, and recreational options., Protect the County’s natural resources recognizing their importance in the local economy and the tourism industry., The development of affordable, safe and sustainable housing.


3. Please share your thoughts about what you most like about living in or visiting Pinellas County.
Easy access to the beaches. Good weather. Some vibrant cities.


4. Please share your thoughts about what could be improved to better your experience living in or visiting Pinellas County.
Public Transportation, legalize marijuana, create jobs, crack down on youth crime, revitalize Clearwater

Name not shown inside Zip Code 33713 July 17, 2018, 11:54 AM

1. Do you agree that the following Principles should help guide the County’s future:




2. Out of the following statements, choose the top three (3) that best represent the future you want for Pinellas County.
Communities that promote a clean environment, accessibility to fresh food, physical activities, social and cultural resources., Protect the County’s natural resources recognizing their importance in the local economy and the tourism industry., Multimodal transportation network that supports walking, biking, and transit as viable alternatives to the car.


3. Please share your thoughts about what you most like about living in or visiting Pinellas County.
I live in St. Petersburg and love that I can ride my bike to downtown and so many other places quickly and easily. The Pinellas County Trail is one of the county's greatest assets. Of course, the beaches, the Bay, and all of the city, county, and state parks also make this a great place to live. The energy, vitality, and quirkiness of downtown St. Pete, Safety Harbor, Dunedin, and Gulfport give this area so much character. I moved to this area from Washington, DC and was disheartened to see how far this region lags behind DC and other counties in terms of sustainability and resilience programming offered at the municipal and county level. I am heartened though, to have found many like-minded residents and to see these issues percolating in the city and county planning efforts here, including the county's guiding principle's.


4. Please share your thoughts about what could be improved to better your experience living in or visiting Pinellas County.
Having lived in DC and in Europe for a number of years my number one frustration with this area is the lack of rail-based public transit in this county. I know my fellow citizens have vetoed it again and again, but I'm writing this here anyways for the record.

This year Forward Pinellas prepared a collection of resources to assist communities in the county that want to encourage and facilitate urban agriculture efforts. Some of the zoning restrictions at the county level impede the use of certain parcels of land from being used for commercial agricultural purposes even when cities would like to change their zoning to make this possible. County officials should work together with the staff of municipalities in the county (especially in the city of St. Pete, where we're generating so much momentum on the topic) to help make wise updates to the land use restrictions that will allow for us to grow and sell healthy foods here locally for our community.

This past year Pinellas County Solid Waste conducted a composting pilot program. I would like to see a composting initiative implemented county-wide at the household and commercial level along the lines of the program in San Francisco.

I would like to see more solar panels (or other sources of renewable energy) and green roofs used on public (city, county, and state) owned buildings. These solar and green roof arrays should also be built in the parking lots of state owned buildings to generate energy and sequester carbon. New larger scale commercial and housing developments should be if not required at least incentivized to install solar (or another renewable energy source) and green roofs.

While the Pinellas County Trail is a gem and the area is relatively bikeable that can still be improved upon. Happy to see the emphasis on walkable, bikeable communities in the plan.

So much of our county is occupied by character-less strip malls and asphalt parking lots in areas like Seminole, Pinellas Park, Largo, and even sections of St. Pete that are not walkable. Not sure what if anything can be done about this, but it would be great to see these areas transitioned into more walkable, bikeable areas connected by rail transit to other parts of the county, with parking lots turned back into green space and at least some kind of character/charm injected into these areas.


Tom O'Shea inside Zip Code 34677 July 16, 2018, 4:16 PM

1. Do you agree that the following Principles should help guide the County’s future:




2. Out of the following statements, choose the top three (3) that best represent the future you want for Pinellas County.
Resilient community that is able to recover from natural and man-made disasters., Vibrant, safe, mixed-use neighborhoods that provide a range of housing, employment, transportation, and recreational options., Communities that promote a clean environment, accessibility to fresh food, physical activities, social and cultural resources.


3. Please share your thoughts about what you most like about living in or visiting Pinellas County.
I enjoy the warm weather to do outdoor activities in.


4. Please share your thoughts about what could be improved to better your experience living in or visiting Pinellas County.
I think a pedestrian bridge over Tampa Ave. in Oldsmar to connect the bike trails would be ideal.

Name not shown inside Zip Code 33773 July 16, 2018, 3:58 PM

1. Do you agree that the following Principles should help guide the County’s future:




2. Out of the following statements, choose the top three (3) that best represent the future you want for Pinellas County.
Balanced mix of residential and non-residential (e.g., commercial; industrial; open space) uses that supports the area’s quality of life., Attract and retain high-wage jobs through the creation of places that draw employees by providing a range of transportation, housing, social and cultural options, or “workforce livability”., Protect the County’s natural resources recognizing their importance in the local economy and the tourism industry.

Nicholas Augelli inside Zip Code 33777 July 15, 2018, 8:27 PM

1. Do you agree that the following Principles should help guide the County’s future:




2. Out of the following statements, choose the top three (3) that best represent the future you want for Pinellas County.
Vibrant, safe, mixed-use neighborhoods that provide a range of housing, employment, transportation, and recreational options., Communities that promote a clean environment, accessibility to fresh food, physical activities, social and cultural resources., Attract and retain high-wage jobs through the creation of places that draw employees by providing a range of transportation, housing, social and cultural options, or “workforce livability”.


3. Please share your thoughts about what you most like about living in or visiting Pinellas County.
A good variety of entertainment and recreational choices within a reasonable distance of residential neighborhoods.


4. Please share your thoughts about what could be improved to better your experience living in or visiting Pinellas County.
Some restrictions on over-developing housing / industrial areas to allow open recreational areas.