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Remind us again what big project Rick Kriseman’s administration is good at managing?

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It is the difference between the executive and the legislative. The former is about the buck stopping here. The latter is about forming a committee to explore when would be best to meet to address the problem. It’s about management style. With a political career that included time on St. Petersburg’s City Council and as a backbench member of the Florida Legislature, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman‘s background is mostly one of committees and workshops. There wasn’t a lot of management…

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I guess Kathleen Ford was right about one thing: St. Petersburg Council advised not to meet with baseball coalition

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The St. Petersburg City Council was advised this week not to meet with a coalition of businessmen and community leaders who are recommending that the Tampa Bay Rays need a new baseball stadium. Any discussions about a new stadium “should be between the Rays and the City,” City attorney John Wolfe and senior administrator Rick Mussett wrote Tuesday in a memo to the City Council. “No third party should be interfering” with the lease agreement on Tropicana Field, “and the…

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St. Pete Times pulls questionable online story about Goliath Davis

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Editors of the St. Petersburg Times; Bay Buzz pulled an online story about St. Petersburg Deputy Mayor Goliath Davis which, according to a source who works in the police department but remains close to Davis, included a headline the former police chief found objectionable. “Goliath Davis questions some of Mayor Bill Foster’s plans” read the January 6 story written by Cristina Silva (cached here), who reported that Davis has some concerns about Mayor Bill Foster’s proposed policies regarding a plan…

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Scott Wagman says, if elected, Go will go

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From the Bay Buzz: Mayoral candidate Scott Wagman said Monday that if he’s elected the city’s top liaison with the African American community, Go Davis, likely will be out of a job. Davis, the homegrown former city police chief, has been St. Petersburg’s primary contact with the African American neighborhoods in Midtown under Mayor Rick Baker and generally has been credited with calming and building relationships in the area. Wagman said that after meeting with Davis recently, he’s unsure if…

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