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At the Sunshine Center

Tim Baker, President of the Downtown Neighborhood Association (DNA), opened our General Membership meeting at 7 p.m.

The minutes of our previous meeting are posted on the DNA web site. Tim Clemmons moved that we accept the previous meeting minutes as posted on the web site. Walt Hall seconded the motion

The Treasurer’s report is posted on the DNA web site. Tim Clemmons moved that we accept the treasurer’s report as posted on the web site. Peggy Spoor seconded the motion.

National Sierra Club ? Darden Rice of the National Sierra Club addressed our membership regarding their “Green Cities Campaign” as well as “Green Buildings Design”. Additional information may be found on the Green Coilition web site. Peter Belmont moved that the DNA support and urge the City to adopt the recommendations from the Green Cities Campaign. Milt Meckler seconded the motion. The motion carried. Tim Baker and Peggy Spoor will send a letter to the Major and City Council members expressing our support. There will be a discussion at City Council on August 23 at 9 a.m. regarding WalMart building a new site on wetlands. The support of our citizens is needed.

Zoning Codes ? Tim Clemmons, DNA Board Member, has chaired a DNA Planning Committee to study the proposed new zoning rules for Downtown St. Petersburg. He updated the membership on the proposed zoning rules as well as the various definitions within those codes. The 3 areas of focus are; 1) district boundaries, 2) height limits, 3) overall size. Tim Clemmons requested authorization from the DNA to negotiate with the City using the DNA’s Planning Committee recommendations as upper limits. A vote was taken and the motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 9 p.m.

Submitted by,
Peggy Spoor

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