Mayor Plans Virtual Town Hall Meeting Saturday

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Mayor Joe Ayoub will hold a virtual town hall meeting Saturday to discuss the latest developments for Safety Harbor in the on-going effects of the COVID-19 virus.

Ayoub will be joined by City Manager Matthew Spoor and Fire Chief Josh Stefancic at a town hall session scheduled from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Residents can participate three ways:

By using Facebook Live at

Via Zoom at (Meeting ID: 992 3019 3978)

By calling in Toll Free: 1-888-475-4499 or 1-877-853-5257

Topics to be covered include:
– City operations update and the latest on COVID-19
– How to participate in the next City Commission meeting on May 4 at 7 p.m.
– Update on the most recent state or county “Safer at Home” regulations
– Pinellas County CARES Funding update on the $170 million in federal funding for two programs, for families in need and to help small businesses.
– Open conversation and questions from the residents

Walt spent 35 years as a reporter, feature writer. TV critic and columnist for The Tampa Tribune. Prior to that he worked in the public relations office at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and as a reporter for The Greenville (SC) News. He and his wife, Debbie, have lived in Safety Harbor for 10 years. He also taught media writing courses at the University of Tampa. Since moving here, he has been active with the Safety Harbor Art and Music Center, hosting a monthly storytelling night.