Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

Bill Queen

Pinellas GOP heavyweights raising money for Rick Baker on Wednesday in Clearwater Beach

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

Former Mayor Rick Baker continues building momentum in his quest to return for a third term as St. Petersburg Mayor. Coming off a successful campaign kickoff event last week, Baker, who served two terms from 2001-2010, is following with another high-profile reception Wednesday in Clearwater Beach. Co-chairs of the event – with the tagline “Proven Leadership” – include renowned attorney Brian Aungst Jr., former Pinellas GOP Chair Jay Beyrouti and restaurateur (and one-time “Mr. Clearwater”) Frank Chivas. According to the invite,…

Keep Reading

Kathleen Peters gains endorsements from mayors, council members

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

Kathleen Peters, who’s running for re-election in Florida House District 69, announced Tuesday she is receiving the endorsement of six mayors and several council members. Mayors Max Elson of South Pasadena, Bob Minning of Treasure Island, Travis Palladeno of Madeira Beach, Nick Simons of Redington Beach, Bill Queen of North Redington Beach, and Sandra Bradbury of Pinellas Park have thrown their support to Peters. In addition to the mayoral endorsements, Peters also has been endorsed by Gulfport Council members Dan Liedtke and…

Keep Reading

Beach mayors want to end law preventing cities from restrictring short-term rentals

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

Saying the law violates home rule, a coalition of beach mayors passed a resolution Wednesday asking the state Legislature to repeal a statute that limits their ability to regulate short-term rentals. The Legislature is trying to cater to the short-term rental lobbyists, North Redington Beach Mayor Bill Queen said. “They forget that they represent the people,” Queen said. “That’s the huge issue right there.” Short-term rentals have become a booming business in recent years. Companies like Airbnb list private homes…

Keep Reading

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons
Go to Top