St. Petersburg activist groups demand less police funding for 2023, more public housing

The demands come after Mayor Ken Welch stood by the police budget increase last week.

By Justin Garcia

As St. Petersburg aims at a record high police budget, housing advocates argue that the money could be put to better use in public housing and other services. On Wednesday May 25, the St. Petersburg Tenants Union (SPTU) and the Party for Socialism and Liberation Tampa Bay will hold a protest at city hall to voice their concerns...

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