City Hall: “No documents exist” related to Bill Foster’s detailed plan to keep Tampa Bay Rays in St. Pete

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In response to a public information request for any memos, emails or correspondence created by Bill Foster relating to his “detailed plan” to keep the Tampa Bay Rays in the city, St. Petersburg City Clerk Eva Andujar has responded to say no such documents exist.

On Friday, after reading this story about the supposed existence of Foster’s “detailed plan”, I submitted a public records request asking for:

–    All documents including but not limited to all memos, emails, and correspondence created by the Office of the Mayor relating to said “detailed plan.”

–    All documents including but not limited to all memos, emails, and correspondence created by any and all members of the City Council relating to said “detailed plan.”

–    All documents including but not limited to all memos, emails, and correspondence created by any city staff relating to said “detailed plan.”

But according to Andujar, “I’ve heard from staff, including the Mayor’s office, that no documents exist in response to your request.”

That response has to make you wonder just how “detailed” is Mayor Foster’s plan?

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