Pinellas County, Florida -- Starting Monday, Pinellas County residents can submit questions and comments on the county's eTownHall blog that addresses the Pinellas Transportation Plan.
The eTownHall is part of an outreach effort by the Pinellas County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) to discuss the future of transportation in the county.
The eTownHall event will be held online at www.pinellascounty.org/etownhall on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 7 to 8 p.m.
Questions and comments may be submitted via the online blog, or through Twitter by including the hashtag #TellUsPinellas in the message, before or during the event, or on the phone during the event.
This live, interactive online event will bring together people from around the county and give them the opportunity to ask questions, provide their opinions, or make comments about the future of transportation in Pinellas County.
The event will feature Board Members of the MPO and the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) answering your transportation questions live on PCC-TV (Bright House channel 622, Knology channel 18 or Verizon channel 44). The panel will address as many questions and comments as they can during the one-hour event.
The panel includes:
* Len Ciecieznski, moderator
* Julie Ward-Bujalski, City of Dunedin Vice Mayor, MPO board member, and PSTA
* Jeff Danner, St. Petersburg council member, MPO board member, and PSTA board
* Brad Miller, PSTA executive director
* Sarah Ward, Pinellas County MPO interim executive director
In addition to joining online or watching on TV, a random sample of 40,000 residents will be called and invited to participate by telephone. Interested citizens who do not receive a call but wish to join the telephone portion may call toll-free (877) 353-4701.
The conference room at the Pinellas County Communications Department will be open to the public during the live event as well. It is located at 333 Chestnut Street in Clearwater.
For more information on the event, go to www.pinellascounty.org/eTownHall/mpo
or call (727) 464-4600.
For more information on the Pinellas Transportation Plan, visit the MPO website at www.pinellascounty.org/MPO.