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By scheduling Aug. 27 vote on future of Pier, Bill Foster (smartly) lets himself be thrown into the briar patch
You have to give it to Mayor Bill Foster. He’s a lot smarter than he is given credit for by his critics. By making sure there is an Aug. 27 vote on the future of the St....
- Posted 17 hours ago
St. Pete residents: reach your Mayor morning, noon or night
The way to a Mayor’s heart is through his stomach, it appears, at least in the case of St. Pete Mayor Bill Foster, who hosts monthly breakfasts at local restaurants to give residents easier access to City...
- Posted 2 days ago
In St. Pete, it’s the year of the crane
This month, a new upscale, boutique hotel opens on Beach Drive. Employees at American Strategic Insurance (ASI) are preparing to move into their new headquarters on MLK Street North in the Gateway region. Crews put the finishing...
- Posted 11 days ago
St. Pete residents ready for change along 34th Street South corridor
More than a 200 residents and business owners turned out Tuesday night to kick off the process to revitalize 34th Street South from 30th Avenue to 54th Avenue South. “This is probably the biggest turnout of any...
- Posted 28 days ago
Why would anyone want ‘grassroots campaigning’ advice from Bill Foster or David McKalip?
In an effort (I guess) to make a difference in the upcoming Saint Petersburg elections, the Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee is holding a “Campaign to Win” workshop featuring, um, Saint Pete Mayor Bill Foster, Seminole Mayor...
- Posted 30 days ago
A game changer in debate over future of new St. Petersburg Pier: County will reportedly DENY permit to build ‘The Lens’
A game changer in the debate over the future of the new Saint Petersburg Pier may have occurred, just not from where anyone was expecting. Staff of the Pinellas county government has informed the City of St....
- Posted 32 days ago
Latest poll shows deadlocked race for St. Pete mayor: Foster 28%, Ford 27%, Kriseman 23%
An exclusive poll of the Saint Petersburg mayoral race indicates a deadlocked, three-way competition among the announced candidates, with incumbent Bill Foster with a narrow lead over challengers Kathleen Ford and Rick Kriseman. The survey of registered...
- Posted 36 days ago
Not for nothing, but does St. Pete mayor Bill Foster plan to turn in his campaign finance report anytime soon?
Campaign treasurer’s reports for those candidates running in the 2013 mayoral election were due on Wednesday, April 10. Or at least they had to be postmarked by then. Here it is Friday, April 12 and no one...
- Posted 40 days ago
Which, if any, of the endorsements garnered by Rick Kriseman matter?
Rick Kriseman’s campaign to be the next Mayor of Saint Petersburg is off to a steady, if not strong, start. Last week, the former Democratic State Representative unveiled the endorsements of four well-regarded political figures: former CFO Alex...
- Posted 58 days ago
Approval ratings continue to fall for St. Pete Mayor Bill Foster, but he still leads possible challengers
For the first time since taking office, more Saint Petersburg voters have a negative opinion of Mayor Bill Foster than those who approve of his job performance. Fifty-two percent of St. Pete voters disapprove of Foster’s job...
- Posted 66 days ago