Boards & Committees Vacancies

Serving on a board or committee is a great opportunity to participate in your local government. The City of Port Richey values the involvement of its citizens and hopes to provide a rewarding experience for those who volunteer their time.

The City currently has six (6) active advisory boards and committees, each established to serve as a link between residents and City Council. The composition of each board/committee varies and all appointments are made by City Council.

If you are a City of Port Richey resident and interested in serving on any of the below boards and committees, please contact City Clerk, Ashlee McDonough at (727) 816-1219 or

Board of Adjustment – 2 vacancies
Comprehensive Land Use – 1 vacancy
Citizens Advisory Committee – 1 vacancy
Planning & Zoning – 2 vacancies
Historic Preservation – 3 vacancies

Fire Hydrant Testing & Inspections

Fire Hydrant testing will begin today starting near Limit and Olesner and then moving to the northside of the City until all hydrant testing is completed. Because the inspections involve an increased flow of water from the hydrants, large amounts of water may be observed in the roadways and water pressure may be decreased during this time.

Please contact the Port Richey Fire Department directly for any questions concerning the hydrant testing and/or inspections at 727-816-1910.

Stormwater Maintenance

As part of our ongoing stormwater maintenance efforts, staff was on Bay Boulevard today removing trash/debris from swales and jetting storm drains. The importance of maintaining clean storm drains and swales is crucial to help reduce the risk of flooding in our area. City staff is consistently working to remove debris and silt to help prevent stormwater pollution and control flooding. Without regular maintenance, even the most well developed systems are unprotected from pollution or flooding. If you see an area in the City that may require attention, please call 727-816-1902. #stormwatermanagement

Park Closure


Waterfront Park is temporarily closed today, September 29, 2021, for maintenance.

Staff is on-site laying crushed shells on the main roadway. You may be asking, why crushed shells? Crushed shells are organic and environmentally friendly allowing to be safely used near waterways. The shells provide valuable nutrients and nourishment to the soil, as well as assists with drainage, allowing percolation so that water can gradually filter into the ground. Additionally, as the shells are driven over they breakdown to make a solid driving/walking surface.