Vote for Patti Kincer
Pinellas Park City Council
August 18, 2020
Our local economy was headed in the right direction until we found ourselves in the midst of a public health crisis. A lot of residents, even those that were lucky enough to keep their jobs through the shutdown, are still struggling to make ends meet. Pinellas Park has changed a lot in the last 105 years, but this remains a community of hard working people and we will get through this together.
It’s really important to me that Pinellas Park remains an affordable place to live and raise a family. As a member of city council I will work hard to make sure there are resources and programs available to support our hard-working families and look at ways we can expand those resources in partnership with non-profits and community partners..
As the county builds up more and more, it’s harder to find green space. We’re lucky to have beautiful parks and green spaces throughout the city and it’s important to me that we keep it that way! People come from all over the region to take advantage of our recreational spaces whether it be for little league sports or equestrian-related events.
We have some unique agricultural opportunities in our city that I would like to see through. The city recently purchased an old farm on 94th Avenue, adjacent to Helen Howarth Park, that they intend to clean up and turn into an agricultural learning experience for kids in partnership with some great organizations. As a member of city council, I will always look for these kinds of opportunities to preserve green space from development and turn it into something that improves our community!
I started my small business in the back of my pickup truck. Many stressful days and weeks followed as I wondered if I made the right decision and if this hard work would pay off. Fortunately, it did and Amber Glen Feed Depot is still going strong! Supporting our local economy by “shopping local” has always been extremely important to me especially in times like these. These are the people that sponsor little league teams and donate to community-based non-profits, not the big box competition!
If elected to city council, it will be a priority to make sure Pinellas Park remains a viable option for business. I believe we should work with businesses and not against them when it comes to codes and regulations – there is always a common ground to make their project successful and beneficial to our community as a whole.
If you’ve lived here as long as I have you may remember the days when Pinellas Park had a reputation that we couldn’t necessarily be proud of. A lot of these changes came at the local level, but they also were made possible by concentrated efforts by our leaders to earn a seat at the table with leaders across the region and our state. My primary focus will be advocating for you at city hall, but it’s important to me that we maintain our presence at the county, state, and federal levels as well.
Sometimes the people we elect to higher office forget who they work for or don’t consider how their actions can adversely affect local government. I want to make sure they don’t forget about us and build relationships that will benefit our community!
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