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Pier Park critics’ points are a stretch at best

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Don’t be fooled by misinformation being shared by Pier Park critics. Over the past several hours, numerous posts have appeared on the Vote on the Pier Facebook page that contain incorrect, misleading or overly dramatized postulations. A post Wednesday night asks, “who is the lead on the Pier Park design?” The post points out that ASD, the local architecture firm working on the project, is a “progressive interior design” firm and the larger firm, Rogers Partners, is not local. That’s mostly…

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Tom Lambdon: Pier petition is far from over

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After reporting Tuesday evening the window to place a petition-based referendum on the November ballot had passed, supporters of the effort were quick to take to social media pointing out their efforts are not dead. Tom Lambdon, head of the group Vote on the Pier and Preserve our Waterfront, said he’s continuing to gather petition signatures to place a referendum before voters asking whether or not construction and demolition on downtown waterfront property should be voted on at the ballot…

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Inverted Pyramid supporters mourn impending Pier demolition on social media

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Inverted Pyramid supporters are taking to social media to express outrage over the looming demolition of the 1973 structure. The overtly anti-Pier Park Facebook page – a holdover from the Lens opposition – called Wow the Lens Sucks posted a link to media coverage announcing the city had acquired all the necessary permits to begin demolition any day now. “Say goodbye to the St. Pete Pier. Not just the Inverted Pyramid, but the entire concept of a Municipal “Pier,” as…

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Pier Park criticism is reminiscent of 2013 Lens saga

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Supporters of Destination St. Pete Pier are gearing up for a fight Thursday as the City Council prepares to approve another design, Pier Park, instead of their favorite. Last month, the Pier Selection Committee ranked Destination St. Pete Pier behind Pier Park in its final ranking, even though a series of public surveys showed broad support for Destination. Since that vote, frustration has spiraled into outrage with a flurry of attacks on both the Pier Park design and the city’s…

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Times reporter fails to mention letter from top Pier activist

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One of the fiercest critics of the Pier process wrote Tampa Bay Times Pier reporter Waveney Ann Moore a passionate (and rather long-winded) letter late last month laying down the argument that the Kriseman administration has flopped on its handling of the process. Tom Lambdon is with the group Vote on the Pier. He headed a petition effort to kill the Lens in 2013 and is now spearheading another to force development decisions on St. Pete’s downtown waterfront to be…

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‘Vote on the Pier’ group announces petition to amend City Charter

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It appears there is already a petition circulating to put a referendum pertaining to St. Pete’s Pier on a ballot for voters. The petition, unlike the 2013 referendum that killed the Lens, would instead amend the city’s charter. In a petition posted on the Vote on the Pier Facebook page, the group wrote that Tom Lambdon, the man behind the Lens push, has started the petition drive to “amend [the city’s] Municipal Charter to provide additional protection for the city’s…

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