Ken Welch works first day in City Hall after COVID-19 recovery

Ken Welch works first day in City Hall after COVID-19 recovery

St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch worked his first day in City Hall Thursday, one week after being virtually sworn in.

Days before his scheduled inauguration, Welch tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the virtual ceremony. He was sworn in from the lawn of his Lakewood Estates home in a ceremony broadcast to the city.

“I am excited to be in City Hall today for the first time as your Mayor. My thanks to all of you who helped make my virtual inauguration such a success,” Welch said in a news release. “Now, it’s time to get to work for the city we love. We have already started to undertake important work and initiatives that will affect the lives of our residents on a daily basis.”

One of his fir...

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