The Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections office on Friday said the first batch of ballots for St. Petersburg’s Nov. 7 general election are in the mail. The office sent 3,962 postmarked ballots, but that total includes voters in the municipal elections set for Clearwater, Dunedin and Seminole as well as St. Pete.
In addition to the mayor’s race and three contests for City Council, St. Petersburg voters will also be presented with a handful of referendums this November. One decision voters must make is whether to approve a privately financed, one-story parking garage with eight tennis courts on top of the 7th Avenue NE side of the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel.
The decision by St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman‘s administration to award the Callaloo Group to take over the historic Manhattan Casino last month was not exactly met with universal praise in the community – even amongst the mayor’s most fervent supporters in South St. Pete.
Political committees linked to Gov. Rick Scott, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and future House Speaker Jose Oliva poured tens of thousands of dollars last month into a PAC supporting St. Petersburg mayoral candidate Rick Baker, according to finance reports posted on the state Division of Elections website.
St. Petersburg entrepreneur Bill Edwards, in association with the St. Petersburg branch of the NAACP, state Rep. Wengay Newton and mayoral candidate Rick Baker, will open a FEMA Disaster Recovery Registration Center Wednesday night. The center is slated to be open 6-9 p.m. and is located at 6090 Central Ave.
Pumping stations in St. Petersburg continue to not have power so Mayor Rick Kriseman is calling on residents to avoid using any running water over the next 24 hours. “You all in the community did really well conserving water when we asked you to,” Kriseman said late Monday morning. “We’re going to ask you to do it just for another 24 hours, as we continue to work through getting everything back online.” “If you can conserve your water that would…
Like Rick Baker, Justin Bean is a Republican running this November in the municipal elections for St. Petersburg, a very Democratic-centric city. But unlike Baker, Bean is actually talking about Donald Trump.