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Oh no, what’s Neil Brickfield gonna do? Charter Review Commission kills County Mayor proposal

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From David DeCamp: The Charter Review Commission killed a proposal Monday night to ask voters to create a Pinellas County mayor this fall. Safety Harbor Mayor Andy Steingold, a panel member, and other mayors supported a push to replace the county administrator, who is now hired by the County Commission, with a county mayor elected by voters. But a 9-3 majority decided against the dramatic step. The charter panel has the power to put questions on the ballot.

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