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St. Pete City Council won’t spend $1.5 million on sewers … yet

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St. Pete City Council members voted not to allocate $1.5 million of the $6.5 million paid out as a result of the BP oil spill settlement to pay for sewage infrastructure repairs at a meeting Monday evening. Instead, the council voted 7-0 to ask staff to come back next week with a resolution highlighting the city’s commitment to increasing funding for the projects. At issue is whether or not the city should use BP settlement funds for sewage repairs or…

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Momma Tee Lassiter: Activist or antagonist?

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When does a person’s civic activism go too far? Theresa “Momma Tee” Lassiter is perhaps the feistiest of engaged citizens in St. Petersburg. She attends every meeting. She’s seen in the background of many city news conferences, business openings and ribbon cuttings. She backs candidates and condemns others. And sometimes she’s thrown out of meetings. Elected officials in St. Pete know Momma Tee well. Other engaged citizens know her well. But for those who don’t there are a few things…

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St. Pete City Council approves W-Architecture as top-ranked team to develop $20 million Pier uplands

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St. Pete City Council approved the final ranking of design teams bidding to undertake the city’s Pier approach project. W-Architecture tops that list and can now enter into negotiations for the $20 million project. The uplands project is part of the city’s Comprehensive Waterfront Master Plan approved earlier this year. It’s expected to serve as a grand entryway to the Pier connecting the Pier Park design to downtown’s Bayshore and Beach Boulevards. The team, which includes Destination St. Pete Pier…

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