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St. Petersburg Council gets flooded with supporters for later ‘last call’

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If the City Council doesn’t vote today to extend closing times of bars until 3 a.m., it won’t be for a lack of trying on the part of late-night bars and their denizens. Council members were flooded Wednesday with shows of support for making St. Petersburg a last-stop destination in a nightlife world that’s eclipsed now by Tampa’s later burning neon lights. The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to council members that endorsed the longer drinking…

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Young turks lining up for plum City of St. Petersburg lobbying job

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At least 95 individuals have applied for the City of St. Petersburg’s governmental relations manager position, according to application documents obtained from a public information request made last week. Many of the applicants are the ‘young turks’ who have staffed local campaigns and elected officials, such as Nick Hansen, who helped organize Mayor Bill Foster’s election effort, Brian Shuford, Rebekah Torres, an aide to former state House Rep. Mike Scionti. Also, see that the talented Steve Cline is on the…

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