Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

Mayor Bill Foster

All-important budget forum tonight

in The Bay and the 'Burg by

Residents will have another opportunity tonight to comment on St. Petersburg’s proposed FY2011 spending plan before Mayor Bill Foster makes his budget recommendation to City Council in July. Residents will be able to comment during a third public budget forum at 6 p.m. in City Hall Council Chamber, 175 Fifth St. N. The public is invited. The forum will follow the format of budget forums held in April and May. “This is the last chance residents have to provide input…

Keep Reading

Rays wish to expand search for new ballpark

in Sports/The Bay and the 'Burg by

Following a meeting with St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster, Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg said Monday that the team wants to explore all potential new ballpark options within the Tampa Bay area, including those outside St. Petersburg and Tampa. “The future of Major League Baseball in Tampa Bay depends on finding the optimal site for a new ballpark,” Sternberg said. “It is my conviction that if baseball is to survive and flourish in Tampa Bay for the long-term, we must…

Keep Reading

Mayor Bill Foster meets with new USF football coach Skip Holtz

in The Bay and the 'Burg by

Not sure what the details of the meeting are, but Mayor Bill Foster took time away from the headache of closing a multimillion-dollar hole in the city budget to talk with new USF football coach Skip Holtz.  Looks like Mayor Foster’s Sports Alliance may be ready to bear some fruit. Developing…

Keep Reading

Goliath Davis loses his take-home car privileges one month after Saint Petersblog breaks story about former police chief being stopped for DUI

in Peter/The Bay and the 'Burg by

One month after Saint Petersblog broke the story that Deputy Mayor Goliath Davis had been stopped for suspicion of DUI, 10 Connects’ Noah Pransky confirms that Mayor Bill Foster plans on terminating the take-home vehicle privileges of the former police chief. Davis, now a Senior Administrator with the City of St. Pete, came under scrutiny recently after he was pulled over late at night by Gulfport Police for suspicious driving.  He was not charged with anything for the incident. At the time, Mayor Foster…

Keep Reading

Mayor Bill Foster hosts second budget summit on Wednesday

in The Bay and the 'Burg by

St. Petersburg residents are strongly encouraged to attend the next public budget summit Wednesday, May 19, to suggest ideas to reduce the city’s FY 2011 bottom line. This is the second of three public budget summits put on by the city and will be held at the Enoch Davis Center, 1111 – 18th Ave. S. at 6 p.m. “We are giving our citizens every opportunity to share their ideas as we move through the budget process.  We must have citizen input…

Keep Reading

St. Petersburg Ranks #1 on list of Top 25 Arts Destinations in U.S.

in The Bay and the 'Burg by

Members and friends of St. Petersburg’s arts community have spoken, catapulting the city to the top spot on AmericanStyle Magazine’s list of Top 25 Arts Destinations for mid-sized U.S. cities.  This is a significant jump for St. Petersburg; since 2005, the city has consistently ranked near the bottom of the list among other Florida cities. This is the ninth straight year St. Petersburg has been recognized for its vibrant arts community and the first year it’s finished in the top…

Keep Reading

Cost of Mayor Bill Foster’s new high-speed pursuit? $140,000 and counting as city purchases 380 ‘stop sticks’

in The Bay and the 'Burg by

Before I write anything else, let me be clear that I think it was just ridiculous for Mayor Bill Foster to allow the police to engage in high-speed pursuits.  As City Council Chair Leslie Curran got Police Chief Chuck Harmon to admit, there is not one shred of evidence that the police can point to that shows allowing high-speed pursuits does anything but create mayhem. When asked by Curran what data he had showing that the policy change would reduce…

Keep Reading

1 2 3 5
Go to Top