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Civic Points: 1680

Issue ID:

4219282

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City of St. Petersburg

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street light

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This morning (March 9th) about 9 AM I was walking south on West Bay Isle Drive, SE when it appeared an ambulance was in front of one of my neighbor’s homes. It turned out to be a City/County truck and trailer (License Plate XE9569) with a crew installing sod. The truck was parked just fine, nicely adjacent to the curb, better than many private landscaping vehicles park, with no reason for flashing lights. I pointed this out to the man who appeared in charge and asked him to turn the lights out. He mumbled a few words and blew me off, showing me no courtesy, like walking up to me to discuss the issue seriously. I took his attitude to be that he was City/County and used the lights as he saw fit. I stated that if every landscaping or neighborhood maintenance crew used flashing lights, soon their justified uses by ambulances, police, and other emergency vehicles would be ignored. I know sometimes flashing lights can be accidentally left on, but this was deliberate. If running the lights is some City/County policy in these situations, it needs to be changed. If not, employees should be instructed to use judgement with the goal of minimizing their use. They should also not blow off resident’s concerns. As an aside, this looked like a pretty inefficient operation in terms of size of crew and nonchalant supervisor to do a sod job no bigger than I have done by myself in my yard. It was a prime example of taxpayers concerns about inefficient local Government which I am sure some of my neighbors noticed.


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