Pass-a-Grille neighborhood torn over beach parking at church

St. Pete Beach orders Pass-a-Grille church to stop charging for beach parking:

  • Pass-a-Grille neighborhood torn over beach parking at church 05/31/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 11:43am] Photo reprints | Article reprints
  • Neal Blackburn, who organized the petition drive, has lived directly across from the church’s parking lot for about 18 years and until earlier this year had no problem with church youth occasionally parking beachgoers’ cars for money.
  • For two subsequent weekends, the church had weddings scheduled and did not park beachgoers’ cars, Haemmelmann said.
  • Instead of charging a $10-a-day fee, church youth are now handing each driver a flier describing the church’s youth program and asking for a “donation equal to general beach parking ($10).”
  • So far, more than 60 have signed petitions asking the City Commission to deny the church’s request for a permit to continue to operate a commercial parking lot.

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ST. PETE BEACH — Residents living near the Pass-a-Grille Beach Community Church are angry over what they say is a commercial parking lot for weekend beachgoers in the middle of a residential neighborhood.


Pass-a-Grille neighborhood torn over beach parking at church

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