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Summary of Times recs in Safety Harbor

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This is a difficult time for Florida’s local governments because of the economic downturn. Adding to Safety Harbor’s challenges is that there has been upheaval on both the city staff and the City Commission in the last couple of years. After the election, Mayor Andy Steingold will be the senior commission member with four years of experience. No other commission member will have more than two years. The Times recommends: Seat 1: With an important budget year looming, Joe Ayoub’s…

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Safety Harbor candidate Glen Caristinos runs into trouble

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Safety Harbor City Commission candidate Glen Caristinos owes nearly $21,000 in back taxes to the state of Maine, where he lived before moving here three years ago. Caristinos, 42, said Thursday he was unaware of the debt, but he later said it might be connected to some property he sold.But that’s not the only thing that might raise the voters’ eyebrows about Caristinos, who is running against Nancy Besore for Seat 3 on the commission in the March 10 election.…

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