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Times reporter fails to mention letter from top Pier activist

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One of the fiercest critics of the Pier process wrote Tampa Bay Times Pier reporter Waveney Ann Moore a passionate (and rather long-winded) letter late last month laying down the argument that the Kriseman administration has flopped on its handling of the process. Tom Lambdon is with the group Vote on the Pier. He headed a petition effort to kill the Lens in 2013 and is now spearheading another to force development decisions on St. Pete’s downtown waterfront to be…

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Concerned Citizens says Pier process is off track

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When the Lens design for a new Pier was soundly defeated in 2013 it was largely because of the efforts of one group pushing to kill it. That group, Concerned Citizens, had announced its support of Mayor Rick Kriseman’s new Pier selection process. Today, they are removing that support. Sort of. The group wrote in a release that they support Kriseman’s vision for a process because it would “rely heavily on public input.” The board-approved statement calls that process “off…

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No, City Council can’t hijack the pier selection process by voting on an ordinance

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The pier debate has grown loud since the selection committee indicated last week that the design known as Alma may be the group’s top pick to replace the inverted pyramid. That choice would ignore three separate polls showing high support for another design, Destination St. Pete Pier, and very low support for Alma. Destination renovates the current inverted pyramid and adds a series of layered decks surrounding it. Alma builds a narrow tower and replaces the current structure. In the…

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