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St. Petersburg Times’ Sandra Gadsden doesn’t care for Foster personnel decisions

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The St. Petersburg Times Sandra Gadsden echoes much of the criticism I have leveled about Bill Foser’s awkward personnel decisions the Mayor has made during his first months on the job, especiallyFoster’s appointment of Todd Yost as the city’s lobbyist: Yost’s appointment was announced in a rather curious way. “He didn’t contribute money, he didn’t raise money, he didn’t knock on doors for me,” Mayor Bill Foster said. “His involvement in my campaign was zero, zilch, none.” No offense to…

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St. Petersburg Times’ Sandra Gadsden doesn’t care for Foster personnel decisions

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The St. Petersburg Times’ Sandra Gadsden echoes much of the criticism I have leveled about Bill Fotser’s awkward personnel decisions the Mayor has made during his first months on the job, especially Foster’s appointment of Todd Yost as the city’s lobbyist: Yost’s appointment was announced in a rather curious way. “He didn’t contribute money, he didn’t raise money, he didn’t knock on doors for me,” Mayor Bill Foster said. “His involvement in my campaign was zero, zilch, none.” No offense…

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Shocker: Bill Foster to appoint Todd Yost as city lobbyist

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In a stunning turn of events within St. Petersburg’s City Hall, Mayor Bill Foster is expected to announce Todd Yost as the next city lobbyist, a move that is already raising questions about Foster’s ability to manage a cacophony of divergent voices troubled by the omnipresence of Deputy Mayor Goliath Davis. Going into the final stages of the interview process, Yost was not said to be a finalist for the position.  But Yost emerged as the final choice for several…

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