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St. Pete Beach hands over City Commission to hotel interests without a single vote cast

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From Sheila Mullane Estrada: ST. PETE BEACH — The city’s political wars over development ended Wednesday without a single vote cast. The apparent winner is the political action group, Save Our Little Village (SOLV), which supports tourist-oriented development of hotels and related businesses on the beach. All five members of the new City Commission that will assume or continue in office in March are either ardent or tacit supporters of SOLV’s goals. Two commission seats, currently held by supporters of…

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