I get up every day and try to improve our community.  The “A List” exists to help me focus on the important issues of our community. The “A List”  is Public Safety, jobs, housing and neighborhoods, kids and education and the efficient delivery of public services.  If I spend most of my time on these issues, then St. Petersburg will continue to get to be a better place to live, work and play.  

It is critically important that we grab the opportunities that present themselves as the economy improves.  I promise to keep my eye on the “A List”.  

Karl Nurse

Latest News

Residential Rehab Rebate Announced
Posted on 04/15/2013

My idea to stimulate serious rehabs in our city’s targeted neighborhoods started in April.  The wave of foreclosures is being followed by large cash investors who are making very few improvements to houses in the most challenged neighborhoods.  The plan for this rebate requires an owner to pull permits, spend at least $25,000 on mainline improvements like roofs, HVAC, windows, elect...Read More

Foreclosure Registry Launched
Posted on 04/15/2013

After an 18 month battle, I was able to pass a foreclosure registry ordinance in January. Banks are now required to file contact information of the person who is responsible for maintaining the property during the long foreclosure process. This will reduce the work of the codes department, will speed the maintenance of properties and sharply reduce the number of properties that the city, that is th...Read More