The Historic Old NE Neighborhood Association supports recycling and the protection of our environment. However, our position regarding the location of bins and pick-up differs from that currently being implemented by the City. Our Neighborhood Plan has long advocated for alleys being used for utilities and garbage pick-up. Therefore, we are reaching out to the city to reconsider recycling pick-up from the street in neighborhoods that have alley access. Please see below the Mayor's Fact Sheet on why recycling must be done with curb-side pick-up.
Approximately six years ago, the City began an evaluation of the ordinance that defines the process for preserving the City’s historic resources, including its eclectic mix of early and mid -20th Century neighborhoods. Beginning in 2010, the City held public workshops and forums in which all stakeholders participated in developing the proposed revision that will be read and voted on by the City Council on July 23, 2015.
Here are the key points about the proposed revision to the ordinance.
The Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood Association (HONNA) is one of the oldest and most vibrant neighborhood associations in St. Petersburg.
HONNA was founded in 1974 as the North Shore Neighborhood Association (NSNA). A name change occurred in May 2002 to reflect the prevailing use of the name “Old Northeast” when referring to the neighborhood.
Today’s Old Northeast neighborhood was the first established neighborhood within the City of St. Petersburg. Its amenities, proximity to downtown and parks, and coherent and traditional sense of neighborhood continue to be its strengths nearly a full century after it first became a residential area. An article in the St. Petersburg Times (Jul 1, 2001) described the neighborhood in these words:
The Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood Association sends out email announcements (max 3 per month) on several topics. You don’t have to be a member or resident to receive these announcements; we encourage anyone with an interest in the neighborhood to sign up and stay informed about the neighborhood.
The Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood has experienced a number of sever storms over the years. Although we have been very fortunate not have sustain significant damage or injury, natural disasters, like hurricanes, tropical storms, and tornadoes can surprise us at any time, especially from the months of July through November.
The Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood Association (HONNA) invites you to become a member and support the neighborhood.
HONNA was founded in 1974 to promote, preserve, and protect quality of life in our unique corner of the world. Find out more about the neighborhood’s history here, and about the neighborhood association here.
Are you looking for a way to get involved in your neighborhood? Here are some opportunities, contact us to volunteer for any of these and if you have any questions or ideas!