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Exclusive: Crime dominates voter concerns, according to SP voter survey

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The Times isn’t the only source with for exclusive polling information. I’ve obtained a copy of a comprehensive voter survey of 400 registered St. Petersburg voters in Districts 2,4,5,6 and 8. I’ll be sharing the results of this survey throughout the week. Despite all of the media attention given to the Tampa Bay Rays and the effort to build a new stadium for the team, the issue most on St. Petersburg voters’ minds is crime. More than a third of…

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Tampa Trib suggests Rays should look across the bay for a new stadium

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From the Tampa Trib’s Sunday editorial page: The Rays know what’s needed for success. Kalt and his associates have been researching stadium designs, profitable ballparks and baseball’s economic reality. Of course, this doesn’t mean they should get what they want right away. Public officials need to safeguard tax dollars, especially during the recession, when the city can’t be expected to invest in a new facility. But St. Petersburg and Pinellas officials need to be ready when the economy picks back…

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