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District 6 candidates discuss housing and homelessness during LWV debate

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Affordable housing has become one of the hottest issues in St. Petersburg politics as was evidenced Monday night when the topic was front and center during a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters. At Monday night’s forum, all eight candidates running in the District 6 race spoke out on the issue, as well as homelessness, economic development, the Pier, campaign finance, sustainability and other traditional fare heard at every council debate to date.

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Before forum fracas, City Council candidates weigh in on redevelopment of Tropicana Field, noise ordinance and campaign finance

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Before the League of Women Voters’s mayoral debate at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront ended in chaos Monday night, the eight candidates running for the District 6 City Council seat engaged in an hour-long, policy-driven forum. Among the questions posed to the candidates included what should happen to the site of Tropicana Field at 16th Street South – 85 acres of prime time real estate – if (and when?) the Tampa Bay Rays leave the site for another stadium. Mayor Rick…

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