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Jamie Bennett supporter Will Michaels on Bennett: ‘I don’t think he has a chance’

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Neighborhood leader and St. Petersburg Preservation president Will Michaels sounds like he’s getting off the Jamie Bennett for mayor bandwagon. He returned a message from Bay Buzz today to talk about the allegations surrounding the Bennett campaign. He didn’t officially pull his endorsement, but he was hardly a cheerleader of Bennett’s prospects. “I think he’s a good man,” Michaels said of Bennett. “Obviously, he made a serious error in judgment by hiring Peter Schorsch. No doubt about it. It’s hurt…

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St. Peter’s Cathedral approved as a local landmark by preservation commission

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From SPP prez Will Michaels: I am pleased to report the Community Preservation Commission on April 17 approved the landmarking of St. Peter’s Cathedral and certification of transferable development rights for both St. Peter’s and the adjacent First Baptist Church property. I was present at the hearing and spoke on behalf of Saint Petersburg Preservation in support of the landmarking. SPP has been trying for years to obtain the landmarking of St. Peter’s, one of the oldest and most significant…

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Jamie Bennett raises more than 30K

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Jamie Bennett’s mayoral campaign took in more than $30,000 in cash and in-kind contributions during the most recent quarter of the fundraising calendar. The period began with Bennett’s formal entrance into the race on January 16 and ended on March 31. According to treasurer Bill Boots, who is finalizing the report, we raised $30,918.47 in cash and in-kind contributions. “Our fundraising effort demonstrates the viability of my campaign,” Bennett said. “Along with being the first candidate to collect the 1,000…

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Where are the candidates for City Council?

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Around St. Petersburg’s City Hall, you can’t step over a homeless person without bumping into someone running for Mayor. With Larry Williams throwing his hat in the ring last week, there are currently nine people hoping to replace Rick Baker. Being a candidate for mayor is the only job sector in town that’s a growth industry. Where then are all the candidates for St. Petersburg City Council? There are five seats up for grabs this year, and currently there are…

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Will Michaels passes on District 5 run

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Will Michaels, a well-liked, well-respected activist in St. Petersburg, has decided not to run for the City Council seat being vacated by Jamie Bennett. “Kathy and I have given it a great deal of consideration and have decided this is not a good fit for me at this time. I will continue to participate in voluntary community activities such as CONA, the Bahama Shores Neighborhood Association, Saint Petersburg Preservation, the Woodson Museum, and the St. Petersburg Museum of History.”

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