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Go Davis is, um, on vacation. Riiiggghhhttt

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After three days of not showing up for meetings, including a meeting scheduled for Wednesday with a member of the St. Petersburg City Council, the (un)official word from Deputy Mayor Tish Elston is that Go Davis is on vacation. At least that is what she told a television reporter yesterday. Of course, Ms. Elston did not return my call.  Maybe because she’s tired of making excuses for Davis’ erratic behavior. Because what I don’t understand is how nobody knew where Davis…

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Rumors circulating around City Hall: Where has Go Davis gone?

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It is the question flying around City Hall, Midtown, the Municipal Services Building and the rest of the city government: Where is Goliath Davis? Since first missing a staff meeting on Monday, Davis has been MIA from City Hall. Not that he has to report to any  gossiping city staffer, or to me for that matter, but no one — and I mean, no one, has seen Davis in several days. Rumors and questions are swirling as the number of…

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We’re waiting, Mayor Foster…

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I know, I know, it’s only been two weeks since Bill Foster was inaugurated as only the third strong Mayor in St. Petersburg’s history, but isn’t it time for him to announce some sort of bold staffing decision or policy initiative? Foster has actually been the defacto leader of St. Petersburg since he won the Mayoral election in November. Since that time, Foster has done little to establish a tone for his administration. His inaugural speech, for those few outside…

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We’re waiting, Mayor Foster…

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I know, I know, it’s only been two weeks since Bill Foster was inaugurated as only the third strong Mayor in St. Petersburg’s history, but isn’t it time for him to announce some sort of bold staffing decision or policy initiative? Foster has actually been the defacto leader of St. Petersburg since he won the Mayoral election in November. Since that time, Foster has done little to establish a tone for his administration. His inaugural speech, for those few outside…

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