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Pinellas GOP heavyweights raising money for Rick Baker on Wednesday in Clearwater Beach

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Former Mayor Rick Baker continues building momentum in his quest to return for a third term as St. Petersburg Mayor. Coming off a successful campaign kickoff event last week, Baker, who served two terms from 2001-2010, is following with another high-profile reception Wednesday in Clearwater Beach. Co-chairs of the event – with the tagline “Proven Leadership” – include renowned attorney Brian Aungst Jr., former Pinellas GOP Chair Jay Beyrouti and restaurateur (and one-time “Mr. Clearwater”) Frank Chivas. According to the invite,…

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Lawsuit claims Treasure Island ignored state flood requirements in creating new zoning district

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A Treasure Island resident has filed a lawsuit claiming city commissioners failed to follow state law when passing new development rules for hotels and motels. Deborah Toth is asking the court to declare the three ordinances invalid. Treasure Island city manager Reid Silverboard declined comment and referred questions about the lawsuit to the city attorney. Neither Mayor Robert Minning nor city attorney Jennifer Cowan could be reached for comment. The suit arises from three votes made during a July 5…

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