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“Get down” at Dwight Dudley fundraiser

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Dwight Dudley will be “gettin’ down in his dancing shoes,” according to the advertising for an upcoming fundraiser. The fundraiser is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at Reno’s Downtown Joint, 27 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. The host, Jon Labudde, and the host committee, Chuck Wray, Scott McIntyre, Mary Rachel Dudley, Peter Downes, Jack O’Grady, Alan Jenkins and Crystal Morales, promise “delicious food to make your belly happy and great music to make your feet busta…

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Pinellas Charter Review Commission unanimously votes against including recall provisions

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Proponents of recall provisions for elected officers in Pinellas County may have cause for both celebration and defeat. During Pinellas’ January 6 charter review commission meeting, board members examined the topic, but unanimously voted against further pursuing it — and ultimately against adding it to the 2016 ballot — deciding that the measure is already enforced enough throughout the county.      According to Florida Statute, any member of the governing body of a municipality or charter county “may be…

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LGBT issues, recall procedures, nonpartisan elections slated for next Pinellas charter review meeting

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It’s looking like members of Pinellas County’s charter review commission will welcome in the new year with a human rights discussion. On the January 6 meeting agenda is the matter of amending language to the topic’s section (2.02) of the Pinellas County Charter – basically, the county’s constitution – to say “gender and sexual orientation,” rather than just “sex.” The current version of this portion of the charter reads as follows: “The county shall establish provisions, pursuant to state and…

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