City of Largo, Florida
City Attorney's OfficeCity Manager's OfficeOffice of Management & BudgetCity Clerk's OfficeBids & RFP ListingsBudget & CIPCity ElectionsCommunity ValuesGrantsRecovery GrantsTaxes
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.
City Manager's Office
The Assistant City Manager of Operations is responsible for the Environmental Services, Public Works, and Community Development Departments.
Office of Management & BudgetThe 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 OfficeThis 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.
Bids & RFP Listings
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 Documents:FY 2014 Annual Budget
FY 2013 Annual Budget
FY 2012 Annual Budget
FY 2011 Annual Budget
FY 2010 Annual Budget
Budgets-in-Brief:FY 2012 Budget-in-Brief
FY 2011 Budget-in-Brief
FY 2010 Budget-in-Brief
FY 2009 Budget-in-Brief
Capital Improvement Program Documents:FY 2014-2018 Capital Improvement Program and Long Range Financial Plan
FY 2013-2017 Capital Improvement Program and Long Range Financial Plan
FY 2012-2016 Capital Improvement Program and Long Range Financial Plan
FY 2011-2015 Capital Improvement Program and Long Range Financial Plan
FY 2010-2014 Capital Improvement Program and Long Range Financial Plan
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
| 2014 VIDEO CONTEST|
Details on 2014 Video Contest
| Congratulations to Steven Iovino for his 2013 award-winning video "Largo's the Best!" .
| ONLINE SURVEY|
Click the link below to download the results of the 2013 Community Values Survey.Community Values Survey Results
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)
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION - HIGHWAY BEAUTIFICATION
Recovery GrantsThe American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA or the Recovery Act) contained funding for many grant programs to benefit local government and communities around the country. The City of Largo is fortunate to have been selected to receive several grants through ARRA, both directly from the federal government and through sub-grants.
US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY - $719,200The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program or EECBG, is a grant program that was in the planning stages for several years, but initially funded as part of ARRA. This program provides funding to local governments for use by the government itself, or to sub-grant to individuals and non-profit organizations, to make changes to a structure, process, or in behavior regarding energy consumption.
To date these funds have been used to provide the City of Largo's first photovoltaic energy system on the roof of the new Largo Community Center, conduct an Energy Efficiency Analysis of the Largo Municipal Complex and for the Largo Energy Efficiency Sub-grant (LEES) program.
|Largo Community Center||Aerial view of photovoltaic panels|
LEES is administered by the City of Largo's Housing Division and provides sub-grants to those who qualify for other Housing programs.
The Housing Division is pleased to announce the completion of two rehabilitation projects that included the provision of LEES grants to the homeowners. Each participant received a total of $5,000 towards energy efficient mechanical equipment.
|Project #1: Madison St|
|The LEES grant enabled this family of five to replace their 25 year old HVAC system, that was previously located on the roof, with a new 15 SEER heat pump with all new duct work. In addition, the rehabilitation portion of the project included the construction of a new pitched roof that allowed enough space to blow in R-30 attic insulation. With all of the improvements to this house the homeowners anticipate a substantial reduction in their $400 current average monthly electric bills.|
Project #2: 8th Avenue NW
The LEES grant was provided to an individual homeowner to replace a 20 year old HVAC system which was no longer operational. The grant was used to purchase and install a 15 SEER heat pump with all new duct work. The rehabilitation portion of this project included a new pitched roof, Energy Star roof shingles, energy efficient windows, and insulation.
City Hall Complex Reroof Design and Energy Efficiency StudyThe City of Largo used EECBG funding to conduct an evaluation of energy usage, energy loss and efficiencies to be gained at the City Hall Complex, also known as the Largo Municipal Complex. The knowledge gained through this study is helping the City of Largo make its facilities more energy efficient, thereby reducing operating costs. As part of this study, several suggestions were made regarding structural and equipment improvements which could reduce energy consumption. Two of those recommended projects, Parking Lot Lighting Retrofit and Electrical Distribution Transformers Retrofit, were approved by the City Commission and the US Department of Energy as new grant-funded projects. These projects utilize savings from the EECBG funded Largo Community Center photovoltaic (solar) energy system installation, which came in under budget.
Largo Municipal Complex Parking Lot Lighting RetrofitThe south parking lot of the Largo Municipal Complex, the main entrance and parking area for City Hall visitors, has newly retrofitted lighting. The existing lighting poles and system have been retrofitted with LED lights which use less electricity, have a longer life expectancy and reduce operating costs. Next time you stop by City Hall for an evening Commission meeting, check out the glow of these newly retrofitted energy efficient lights.
Largo Municipal Complex Electrical Distribution Transformers RetrofitDid you know that some buildings have transformers inside to regulate electricity once it enters the facility? A transformer is a device that moves electricity from one circuit to another through conductors. Transformers can range in size from small devices hidden in stage equipment to large units used to connect portions of power grids. Through the energy efficiency study, it was discovered that the Largo Municipal Complex had outdated and inefficient transformers within the building. EECBG funded replacements have recently been installed to better regulate electricity throughout the facility and reduce "load loss" thereby reducing energy consumption.
Urban Forestry Health Initiative
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and United States Department of Agriculture
Crews from O'Neill's Tree Service have completed work as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program. With this grant, the City of Largo was able to structurally prune and crown clean 178 trees, helping to remove dead branches and crowded or rubbing limbs. This maintenance will allow light and air to penetrate the tree's crowns and help to eliminate potential hazards.
The health of Largo's urban forest directly effects the health of the community. Trees turn carbon dioxide into much needed oxygen, helping to improve air, water and soil quality and provide very necessary shade. Corrective pruning in an urban forest can help improve the overall health of trees, making them stronger and safer. The City of Largo extends their appreciation to the US Forest Service for providing funding to help improve the City's urban forest.
News and Announcements
- Notice of IAFF Negotiating Session - December 20, 2013
- Notice of Library Advisory Board Meeting - December 19th
- Notice of Public Works/Environmental Services Advisory Board Meeting - December 18
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