Tracey McManus, Tampa Bay Times

Tracey McManus

Tampa Bay Times

Clearwater, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Tracey:

For many who fled from Ian, Tampa Bay schools got high grades as shelters

The accommodations are spare but comfortable enough for riding out a storm, residents said. → Read More

Clearwater CEO apologizes after asking staff to work through Hurricane Ian

After outrage on social media, PostcardMania rescinds its initial mandate that employees work through the storm. → Read More

Longtime Tarpon Springs city attorney resigns, citing ‘baseless’ attacks

Tom Trask says he will leave his post Oct. 9 after new commissioners critiqued his billing practices and performance. → Read More

Clearwater housing project had a green light. Then Scientology stepped in.

The developer says church dealings didn’t kill the project, but records tell a more complicated tale. → Read More

Pinellas voted on school board, county commission. Here’s where things stand.

Two Pinellas School Board races were settled in the primary; two are headed to a November runoff. → Read More

Clearwater will increase utility rates starting Oct. 1

The changes follow two studies that projected increased costs to the city for improvements and employees. → Read More

Term limits for Pinellas commissioners won’t make fall ballot

Supporters of a referendum on the issue were unable to collect enough signatures in time, but now their focus changes. → Read More

Uhurus ramped up their tactics in 2017. Was it related to July FBI raid?

Some in St. Petersburg recall that the group became more confrontational as city elections drew near. → Read More

Clearwater approves $22M in COVID relief spending; chamber left out for now

The money will be put to a variety of uses, including affordable housing, sidewalk repairs and nonprofit grants. → Read More

Pinellas County budget focuses investing in roads, bridges and infrastructure

The Pinellas County Commission will vote on the maximum tax rate on Aug. 2. → Read More

Scientology says allegations should be addressed internally, not in court

The argument in response to a Tampa lawsuit by three former members is one the church has used before. → Read More

Clearwater readies bluff ballot question for voters

Residents will be asked to approve a residential, hotel and retail project for the waterfront bluff. → Read More

Developer will appeal Tarpon Springs’ pause on its Anclote apartment project

Texas-based Morgan Group asked for a bond to cover its losses from the delay, but city commissioners said no. → Read More

Clearwater affordable housing project is dead; land could go to Scientology

A developer has abandoned plans for 81 units in downtown, clearing the way for the site to be part of a land swap between the church and the city. → Read More

Tampa Bay property values bring record revenues, but not necessarily lower taxes

Local governments will have hundreds of millions of added dollars to spend. → Read More

Tarpon Springs commission puts Anclote apartment project on hold

A group of new commissioners changes the direction set by their predecessors. → Read More

2 Tarpon Springs commissioners oppose mention of inequity in road safety plan

Michael Eisner and Craig Lunt objected to a resolution with wording about “people of color, people with lower incomes.” → Read More

Pinellas County commission races take shape as qualifying period ends

Three candidates drew no opposition, including in District 5, where state Rep. Chris Latvala becomes a commissioner by default. → Read More

Clearwater council picks developer’s $400 million plan for downtown bluff

The next step: negotiate a development agreement by July 7, so it can get on the November ballot. → Read More

Pinellas residents rally to save Klosterman Road parcel after DeSantis veto

A group seeking to prevent the 14 acres from being developed has less than a month to raise $2.7 million. → Read More