This is the sixth in a new series called “The Ford Files.”
“The Ford Files” details several of the black marks on mayoral candidate Kathleen Ford’s political record, including today’s feature when …
Kathleen Ford voted against an African American market festival because “the location is unacceptable.”
Calling it a risk worth taking, a divided City Council endorsed an African Market Festival and agreed to provide promoters $ 100,000 in city services.
… the festival has become a rallying point for activists who say the city must do more to nurture economic development in the neighborhoods south of Central Avenue.
Five council members agreed that the festival … should be allowed to succeed on its merits without interference from elected officials.
… Kathleen Ford, disagreed, saying the idea has promise but that the location is unacceptable. [St. Petersburg Times, 2/26/99]