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St. Pete council clears way for western and wildlife art museum

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St. Petersburg council members unanimously voted Thursday to lease parking spaces in the South Core Garage so the proceeds could be used to financially support a proposed western and wildlife art museum. “This is truly a goosebumps moment for St. Petersburg,” city council member Ed Montanari said. “This is one of the easiest votes I’ve had since being on council,” Steve Kornell said. “We’re very excited and very honored.” The museum is the brainchild of Tom James, executive chairman of…

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Bill Foster outlines new parking policies for downtown St. Pete

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Mayor Bill Foster announced on Friday a set of proposed parking changes designed to be more customer-friendly and make downtown parking easier while being fiscally responsible during extremely tight city budget conditions. Changes are planned to take place on June 1, 2010. In a memo to Council, Mayor Foster outlined the following changes: (1) Reduce the number of hours for metered parking from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. for all meters. On the waterfront, metered hours will be reduced by three…

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