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Mayor’s Night Out on Thursday

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Mayor Bill Foster and City Council invite you to Mayor’s Night Out, as the city brings its full array of services to the neighborhoods. Speak one-on-one with the mayor and other public officials, and get the services you need from City Hall. During the coming year, Mayor’s Night Out will be held in each of the eight City Council Districts. You are invited to attend one or all of the Night Out events. A group of angry Boyd Hill Nature…

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Mayor’s Night Out on Thursday

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Mayor Bill Foster and City Council invite you to Mayor’s Night Out, as the city brings its full array of services to the neighborhoods. Speak one-on-one with the mayor and other public officials, and get the services you need from City Hall. During the coming year, Mayor’s Night Out will be held in each of the eight City Council Districts. You are invited to attend one or all of the Night Out events. A group of angry Boyd Hill Nature…

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Leslie Curran emerging as ‘voice of opposition’ to Bill Foster’s City Hall

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Ouch. Ouch. OUCH! As much as it pains me to write this – ouch! – City Councilmember Leslie Curran is emerging as a counterweight, if not the voice of opposition, to Mayor Bill Foster’s City Hall, a suprising development considering that Curran and Foster are both Republicans from the same part of town who share similar worldviews. Yet, since becoming Chair of the City Council, Curran’s frustration with some of Foster’s heavy-handedness is becoming apparent. Consider this exchange during a…

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Leslie Curran emerging as ‘voice of opposition’ to Bill Foster’s City Hall

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Ouch. Ouch. OUCH! As much as it pains me to write this – ouch! – City Councilmember Leslie Curran is emerging as a counterweight, if not the voice of opposition, to Mayor Bill Foster’s City Hall, a suprising development considering that Curran and Foster are both Republicans from the same part of town who share similar worldviews. Yet, since becoming Chair of the City Council, Curran’s frustration with some of Foster’s heavy-handedness is becoming apparent. Consider this exchange during a…

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ICYM: Fred Dudley apologizes for role in Brawl in City Hall

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In case you missed it, Fred Dudley authored a letter-to-the-editor in which he apologized for his role in the Brawl at City Hall. Unfortunately, Mr. Dudley does not appear as much sorry for starting the fight as he does for not winning it: I write this letter as an apology to the citizens of St. Petersburg for my participation in the spectacle in council chambers at the City Council meeting on Thursday, Oct. 15. Two weeks prior, at the Oct.…

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St. Petersburg Police at its finest? A frame-by-frame analysis of the Brawl at City Hall

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Hopefully not lost in the chaos of yesterday’s fight at City Hall over the City Council’s decision to vacate the sidewalk in front of BayWalk is the fact that this incident was clearly mishandled by the St. Petersburg Police. Look at the videos (here and here) frame-by-frame and yjudge for yourself: The first sign of trouble is right after the vote when opponents of the plan begin standing up – some even approaching the dias – while yelling at the…

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Times Ed Board fires first salvo against Kathleen Ford

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The St. Petersburg Times wasted no time before declaring war on Kathleen Ford’s Mayoral Campaign, now that she has made it into the General Election. Not even allowing for a day of reconciliation (and a few victory laps), the Times published this editorial: St. Petersburg voters will have a clear choice when they elect the city’s next mayor in November. Bill Foster, who narrowly finished first in Tuesday’s primary, would build upon the city’s progress over the last eight years.…

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