St. Pete, we are going through one of our city's most trying times, but we will make it through this pandemic as a community. Though we must be careful and proactive in preventing the spread of COVID-19, we must not lose sight of the issues that our city must address to prosper in the long run. Homelessness has not gone away in St. Pete; neither has the problem of under-invested infrastructure. We still need to work towards a goal of 100% renewable energy by 2035. We must move away from a past of sewage spills to a future of clean, green energy and proactively keep our environment healthy while ensuring our local businesses' prosperity. Still, we cannot forget to fix these issues and not just look past them. We must also make strides in making safe, affordable housing more available to regular individuals, families, and those trying to get themselves off the street and back into a home. We must invest in our infrastructure and our future. We need to support and preserve our local businesses, as well as support our new local entrepreneurs. We need to get the youth of our city involved in the caretaking of it. If we are to continue to thrive, we need leadership that'll put the hard work into keeping our city on the best path.
Michael Ingram is running to serve St. Pete like only someone born and raised in our city can. He is committing to promoting St. Pete's unique culture and aesthetic while ensuring that our city has a bright future for everyone.
As our city works towards a bright, green future and away from a past of sewage spills and high levels of homelessness, we need to start the process of entrusting our city's continued growth to the next generation. It's up to the future generations to ensure St. Pete continues to serve you and its future citizens as best as it possibly can.