Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

Council

For Rays’ Stu Sternberg, there is wisdom in not simply saying ‘no’

in Sports/Top Headlines by

His first reaction may be to say no. His second reaction may be to say hell no. For Stu Sternberg, Rays owner, the reactions to the new proposed deal by the St. Petersburg City Council cannot be a good one. He had struck a deal with Mayor Rick Kriseman for half the price, after all. This cannot go down easily. And so the only question will be how fast you say no, and how loudly. Heck, the Rays say no…

Keep Reading

Where are we in the stadium talks if the Rays simply say no?

in Sports/Top Headlines by

What if the Tampa Bay Rays, in the vernacular of the sport, shake off the sign? What if the St. Pete City Council is trying to flex its muscle for a team that is not impressed? For the Rays, there is a third option between the deal being proposed by Charlie Gerdes and the one being proposed by Jim Kennedy. They could say no. And then we are all back to where we were. At least, maybe, they could say…

Keep Reading

Could the opposition to the Rays’ stadium search be softening?

in Sports by

Could the city and the Tampa Bay Rays finally break their logjam in discussions for a new stadium? And, if so, what would it mean to a baseball fan in St. Petersburg? According to the Tampa Bay Times, two members of the council have softened their opposition to allowing the Rays to look in Hillsborough County going into next week’s special meeting about the future of the team. Council members Steve Kornell and Jim Kennedy are considering adjusting their stances…

Keep Reading

MLB backs Rays in tug-of-war with Braves over Toytown

in Sports/Top Headlines by

If the battle for Toytown turns into a feud between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Atlanta Braves, Major League Baseball has let it be known who’s side it is on. The ongoing struggle to get the Rays a new stadium is “the most pressing need,” baseball said. “Major League Baseball is committed to working with the Rays to secure a new ballpark in cooperation with the Tampa Bay region,” the statement said. “This can only happen with the support…

Keep Reading

Gary Shelton: Who will win in the Rays-St. Pete stalemate?

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

One side has a lease. The other side says that’s grand … as long as you want to make a paper airplane. So who is winning? One side has crowds that don’t show up. The other side has a team that finished in fourth place last year. So who is really ahead? It’s another year, another squabble, and around St. Petersburg, the common response is that people just want to see baseball. They seem weary of hearing how empty the…

Keep Reading

Oldsmar: Slate of candidates set

in The Bay and the 'Burg by

The slate of candidates for the 2010 municipal election is set. Three offices are up for election March 9: mayor and council seats 2 and 4. Seat 2 council member Suzanne Vale will try to unseat Mayor Jim Ronecker, who’s seeking re-election. Former council member Janice Miller and Oldsmar Christian School history teacher Tom Eckert will vie for Vale’s current job. And Seat 4 will be a three-way contest between former council member Loretta Wyandt, former Tampa Tribune sales and…

Keep Reading

Don’t forget about Kenneth City. They have elections, too!

in The Bay and the 'Burg by

A longtime follower of my blog (I didn’t know I still had any) read about my posts on Dunedin’s and Safety Harbor’s municipal elections and reminded me that little ol’ Kenneth City has a history of interesting elections and shouldn’t disappoint this spring because it has a decent slate of races up for grabs. I hadn’t posted anything about these races because this the venerable Anne Lindberg beat me to this story. Nevertheless, here’s the rundown straight from her story:…

Keep Reading

Go to Top