City of Largo, Florida

City of Largo, Florida
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City Attorney's Office

The City Attorney, who is appointed by the City Manager with the approval of the City Commission, provides general legal advice to City officials and staff, and prepares/reviews ordinances, resolutions, contracts and legal agreements. The City Attorney also represents the City of Largo in legal proceedings and coordinates the activity of outside legal counsel.

Budget & CIP

Each year the City Manager proposes, and the City Commission approves, an annual Operating and Capital Improvements budget. This budget exists to set priorities, establish position control, determine expenditure limits, and prepare for needed revenue. The City of Largo budgets annually from October 1st to the following September 30th.

In addition to the annual budget, the Office of Management and Budget also prepares a five-year Capital Improvements Program and Long Range Financial Plan. This program plans revenues and large expenditures through the next five years. With the data reviewed as a part of this process, the City Administration can plan for financial changes far into the future. This helps the City of Largo stay financially, and administratively, stable.

All documents below are in PDF format.

Budget Amendments:

Budget Amendments

Budget Documents:

FY 2015 Adopted Annual Budget
FY 2014 Annual Budget

FY 2013 Annual Budget
FY 2012 Annual Budget

Budgets-in-Brief:

FY 2014 Budget-in-Brief
FY 2013 Budget-in-Brief
FY 2012 Budget-in-Brief

Capital Improvement Program Documents:

FY 2015-2019 Capital Improvement Program and Long Range Financial Plan
FY 2014-2018 Capital Improvement Program and Long Range Financial Plan

FY 2013-2017 Capital Improvement Program and Long Range Financial Plan

City Manager's Office

The City of Largo follows a Commission-Manager form of government, which means that the City Commission hires a City Manager to coordinate all of the daily operations of the City. The manager is a non-elected professional, and must be confirmed by the City Commission on an annual basis.
The City Manager, through the Administration Department, provides the overall administrative direction for the City government. The City Manager serves as the chief executive and administrative officer of the City government. The City Manager is responsible for hiring and supervising all Assistant City Managers, Department Directors, and the Assistants to the City Manager.
The City Charter provides that the City Manager is to implement City policy as established by the City Commission. An Assistant City Manager performs the duties of the City Manager in the absence or disability of that individual.
The Assistant City Manager of Services is responsible for the Administration, Recreation Parks & Arts, Library, and Finance Departments and directly supervises theOffice of Management & Budget(OMB) and the City Clerk's Office. This person is responsible for preparation of the Annual Operating and Capital Improvement Budget, coordination of the purchasing function, and service as the City's Labor Relations Officer. The latter function includes negotiating labor contracts, maintaining a close working relationship with all three employee union groups, and processing labor grievances and is also currently responsible for the Fire Rescue department.

The Assistant City Manager of Operations is responsible for the Environmental Services, Public Works, and Community Development Departments.

City Elections

The City of Largo holds elections the first Tuesday in November of each year, or in conjunction with a Presidential Preference Primary. Commissioners and the Mayor are elected for four-year terms. All candidates for Largo City Commission must be residents of the City for at least one year.

To find out more about local elections, voter registration, polling locations or voting districts, visit the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections website at http://www.votepinellas.com/.

If you are interested in finding out more about Largo's elections or candidacy, contact the City Clerk's Office at 727-587-6710 or send an e-mail to cityclerk@largo.com.

2014 Election Information

Office of Management & Budget

The Office of Management and Budget prepares the City Manager's recommended annual operating budget and five-year Capiral Improvements Program (CIP) and serves as a consultant for operations and organizational productivity efforts and studies. To view budget and CIP documents, please visit the City's Financial Center.

The Department leads and serves the organization in making informed decisions in resource allocation, program evaluation, and long-term financial and management planning.

Analysts serve as consultants to their assigned departments, providing expertise in program evaluation, resource allocation, procurement monitoring, and budget preparation.

City Clerk's Office

This division is responsible for maintaining permanent City documents, such as Ordinances, Resolutions and City Commission Meeting Minutes, and provides records management and retrieval services for other City departments. The City Clerk's Office also processes public records requests from the general public. This division is responsible for preparing City Commission agendas, minutes and meeting materials and the City Clerk or designee seals all official documents with the City Seal. The City Clerk's Office is responsible for selling cemetery lots and maintaining cemetery records. The City Clerk administers the City Municipal General Election each year.

Community Values

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ONLINE SURVEY
The 2014 survey has been closed. Thank you for your participation. Click here for the 2014 Community Values Report.
Click here for the 2014 Community Values Presentation to the City Commission.
Survey Results 
COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS
The 2014 Community Conversations have concluded.  A summary of the Community Conversations can be found in Appendix C of the 2014 Community Values Report.
 STUDENT VIDEO CONTEST 2014

 
Congratulations to our 2014 Video Contest Winners!

1st Place: Ben Ingham

2nd Place: Jonathan Moreno

 

Grants

Communities Putting Prevention to Work

The City of Largo and the Pinellas County Health Department (PinCHD) have partnered together in a grant funded effort to improve community streets throughout Largo and mid-Pinellas. The State of Florida and PinCHD were awarded a grant from the United States Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) program. PinCHD has partnered with the City of Largo to fund an expansion of the scope of the City's previously planned Community Streets Multimodal Level-of-Service (LOS) Evaluation. The City of Largo budgeted $100,000 in FY 2012 to conduct a Multimodal LOS evaluation and the grant's additional funding has allowed the scope of the evaluation to expand and include the entire Community Streets Network. This partnership allows the City to complete the second and third phase of the planned evaluation this fiscal year. The $90,000 grant will provide the City flat payments to coordinate and conduct this evaluation, which must be completed by September 29, 2012. Staff has selected a consultant to provide professional services to perform the evaluation.


Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD)

Largo Regional Outfall Modification Project (W279)
Highland Avenue Retrofit Project (W279)
LID Implementation Pilot to Improve Stormwater Quality (N044)
Downtown Drainage Ponds Improvements (W281)


FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION - HIGHWAY BEAUTIFICATION

East Bay Drive Medians
Missouri Avenue Medians
Seminole Boulevard Medians

Learn more about Largo's Recovery Act grants


Taxes

Largo maintains one of the lowest tax rates in the state of Florida for a full-service government. In addition to City taxes, Largo residents pay additional county-wide taxes for schools, transportation, county services, emergency medical services and local management districts.

Property Tax Information

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City Manager:
Norton Craig

201 Highland Ave
Largo, FL 33779
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