Tracey McManus, Tampa Bay Times

Tracey McManus

Tampa Bay Times

Clearwater, FL, United States

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Past articles by Tracey:

Clearwater plans week-long celebration to open Imagine Clearwater in June

The City Council informally agreed to spend $482,000 on the events, culminating with the July 4 fireworks show. → Read More

Florida cities and towns are worried about the legislative session. Here’s why.

A series of bills eroding their autonomy have been filed, including three sponsored by Sen. Nick DiCeglie of Indian Rocks Beach. → Read More

Clearwater OKs buffer as confrontations escalate at abortion clinic

A new vehicle safety zone creates more distance between protesters and patients at Bread and Roses Women’s Health Center. → Read More

Clearwater scraps national search, names Jennifer Poirrier city manager

The City Council considered looking outside for a new leader but instead will promote Poirrier from her interim role. → Read More

Clearwater City Council to discuss salary increase to attract more candidates

City Council member Lina Teixeira proposes “a living wage” to attract candidates beyond retirees and independently wealthy residents. → Read More

Dunedin opens Gladys E. Douglas Preserve after citizens helped save it

The first phase includes a half-mile of trails. A second phase adding Jerry Lake will expand the preserve to 124 acres. → Read More

FBI offers help as Clearwater investigates recycling breach

Agents from the agency’s Tampa field office met with top city officials on Feb. 13 about Clearwater’s years-long failure to recycle. → Read More

Clearwater halts refunds for recycling breach as scope of problem grows

The lapse in recycling now dates back to at least 2019, not last July as originally thought. → Read More

Ethics complaint against Tarpon Springs commissioner ends with no hearing

The state ethics commission finds probable cause that Jacob Karr misused his office, but said he’s already been reprimanded. → Read More

Scientology leader David Miscavige concealed whereabouts, federal judge says

The church’s top official is formally served in a Tampa lawsuit after lawyers for the plaintiffs tried 27 times to notify him. → Read More

Clearwater’s recycling problems started before recent lapses, records show

The city failed to recycle from July to January. But recycling volumes were low going back to 2020. → Read More

Anclote apartment developer ready for construction, but city says hold on

In Tarpon Springs, the Texas-based Morgan Group is pressing for permits after winning a court challenge. → Read More

Madeira Beach’s private talks to hire attorney didn’t violate law, judge says

The City Commission hired attorney Tom Trask in 2020 after private meetings and without public discussion. → Read More

Madeira Beach advances development increases for John’s Pass Village

The change will require approval from Pinellas County Commission and Forward Pinellas to take effect. → Read More

Madeira Beach to consider allowing denser development in John’s Pass Village

A consultant questions the wisdom of more residential units, hotel rooms and floor space on a barrier island. → Read More

Clearwater council fires city manager, citing long-standing concerns

A City Council majority cited complaints about Jon Jennings that dated back months. → Read More

Clearwater offers $3.15M in COVID relief grants through Feb. 15

Nonprofits and service providers can apply for the funds online for programs related to education, cultural affairs and North Greenwood. → Read More

Where is Scientology’s David Miscavige? Opposing lawyers want to know.

Attorneys for three former workers suing Scientology for trafficking say he has evaded service of the lawsuit. → Read More

Clearwater OKs deal for Ruth Eckerd Hall to run waterfront amphitheater

The venue, a focal point of Imagine Clearwater, will host at least 35 events a year. → Read More

Manatee County scrap yard fire sends large smoke plume over the Tampa Bay area

People in the area may be seeing and smelling smoke from the blaze → Read More