Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The majority of city leaders do not believe the city should borrow $3 million dollars to move the Gulfport Police Station to 49th St. What do you think?
Immediately upon taking office, Councilor Michael Fridovich suggested moving the Gulfport Police Department to 49th Street. Frodivich believes more police presence will help tackle crime and the perception of crime along the border corridor. During the most recent council workshop, on Thursday, May 9, Fridovich also expanded on how the move could lure more businesses to the area. "It's totally underutilized," Fridovich said. He added that he's spoken to businesses owners and residents in that area who agree with him. Despite his efforts and suggestion to borrow $3 million for the project, the remaining councilors disagreed with taking out a loan of that amount. During the workshop, Mayor Sam Henderson said he didn't want to commit future …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Council Member Michael Fridovich is hitting the ground running and sharing ideas to both improve the city and maintain what everyone loves about Gulfport.
With just two weeks of public service under his belt, Councilor Michael Fridovich has already met with business owners in the Waterfront District and 49th St. corridor. “I’ve already started reaching out to 49th St. businesses on the St. Pete side, to find out what they need and how they can be helped to be empowered,” he said. Fridovich, 65, is also making his voice heard by sharing "out of the box" ideas. Among Fridovich's ideas for development in the city, moving the Gulfport Police Department to 49th St. During last week's workshop, Fridovich suggested looking into borrowing $5 million dollars to pay for relocation of the station, improvements at the marina and other city projects. Fridovich's main message . . . "be proactive". He says…
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Gulfport residents packed council chambers Tuesday night as Mayor Henderson and Councilors Christine Brown and Michael Fridovich were sworn into office.
Every seat in the room was taken during last night's council meeting, as residents welcomed a new mayor and new councilors. New Council Member for Ward Two, Christine Brown was sworn in first with her daughter, Elizabeth Brown Worthington, holding the family's 65-year-old Bible. Michael Fridovich, Councilor for District Four, was sworn in second. Lastly, former Vice Mayor Sam Henderson was sworn in as Gulfport Mayor. Friends and supporters stood up and applauded Henderson. "I look forward to us all working together," Henderson said. “I’m very excited, I’ve worked very hard for many years to get up here,” Christine Brown said. “I want you to please except me as your council representative. I want you to give me a chance to show you what I …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Sam Henderson, Christine Brown and Michael Fridovich will be sworn into office tonight at Gulfport City Hall. Everyone is invited!
Tuesday, March 19 will be Sam Henderson's first meeting as Gulfport Mayor. He, along with Christine Brown and Michael Fridovich will be sworn into office by Clerk Lesley DeMuth during the council meeting. On Tuesday, March 12, Henderson captured 64 percent of the vote for Gulfport Mayor, according to unofficial results from the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Office. Christine Brown ran unopposed for the Ward 2 council seat, and Michael Fridovich ran unopposed for the Ward 4 council seat. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting which begins at 7 p.m. at Gulfport City Hall. Sign up for the Gulfport Patch email newsletter to stay connected to your community.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Candidates for Ward 2 and 4 are unopposed, however, there are two candidates vying for your votes in the mayoral race.
After serving the City of Gulfport for more than 20 years, Mayor Mike Yakes is retiring after the March elections. Yakes has decided not to seek reelection. Mayor's Race Vice Mayor Sam Henderson and former council member Bob Worthington qualified as candidates for the mayor's post on Monday. “I’m excited to do it and if people are happy with what I’ve done the last 3 and a half years, hopefully I will be the next Mayor," Sam Henderson said in a previous story. He notes Mayor Mike Yakes' retirement announcement as the final factor in his decision. "I knew I was never gonna run against Mayor Yakes," he said. Bob Worthington told Patch is a previous story that he believes it's time for new leadership. Worthington wants to unify the Council …