A strong mayor for Clearwater? Some think it's time. - 2018-04-30
Over the past two decades, Clearwater has molded its beach into an international destination, among the top-rated beaches in the country. Its government has been relatively free from scandal. Neighborhoods are clean and safe. City services and recreation centers are aplenty.
But theres a rut Tampa Bay's third largest city can't escape:
It's defined by its underwhelming downtown dominated by the Church of Scientology and not much else. It idles while the urban cores of Tampa and St. Petersburg boom. The beach, the suburbs and the neighborhoods can feel like different cities.