Sunday, November 19, 2017

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With Penny for Pinellas approval, wishlists get more real

With Penny for Pinellas approval, wishlists get more real

With an estimated $2 billion coming in the next decade or so, county and city officials can now start planning to build bridges, fire stations and sewer upgrades.But it’s still too early to start cutting checks.Officials will have to wait until 2020 ...
Published: 11/07/17
Updated: 11/08/17
Follow live: Election Day 2017 draws to a close

Follow live: Election Day 2017 draws to a close

Follow the social media accounts of Tampa Bay Times reporters and photographers as they cover Election Day by checking out our ScribbleLive. ...
Published: 11/07/17
Let's do this: Election Day is finally here for Pinellas voters

Let's do this: Election Day is finally here for Pinellas voters

Finally, one of the most important municipal election cycles in years comes to an end. St. Petersburg voters will finally bring the Rick vs. Rick contest to an end: After months of heated rhetoric, attack ads and a couple of protests, voters will fi...
Published: 11/07/17
What if the St. Petersburg mayoral race goes to a recount?

What if the St. Petersburg mayoral race goes to a recount?

ST. PETERSBURG — If history is an indicator, Tuesday’s mayoral race could be a very close one.During the Aug. 29 primary, incumbent Mayor Rick Kriseman edged former Mayor Rick Baker by only 70 votes, or 0.13 percent of the 56,509 ballots cast.ELECTIO...
Published: 11/07/17
Clearwater voters easily pass referendum allowing waterfront redevelopment

Clearwater voters easily pass referendum allowing waterfront redevelopment

CLEARWATER — Voters in Tuesday’s election overwhelmingly agreed to amend the City Charter and allow construction along the downtown waterfront, effectively greenlighting the city’s $55 million Imagine Clearwater redevelopment plan.The referendum pass...
Published: 11/06/17
Updated: 11/08/17
St. Pete Council District 6: Gina Driscoll wins council seat

St. Pete Council District 6: Gina Driscoll wins council seat

ST. PETERSBURG — Gina Driscoll, president of the Downtown Neighborhood Association, will succeed outgoing Council Member Karl Nurse in District 6.Driscoll, 46, a first-time candidate backed by Nurse, defeated another political novice, 30-year-old Jus...
Published: 11/06/17
Updated: 11/08/17
St. Pete Council District 4: Darden Rice cruises to re-election

St. Pete Council District 4: Darden Rice cruises to re-election

ST. PETERSBURG — City Council member Darden Rice easily won a second term in Tuesday night’s election by carrying 72.6 percent of the vote against political rookie Jerick Johnston.ELECTION DAY 2017: Get the latest news and results from the Times Bay ...
Published: 11/06/17
Updated: 11/08/17
St. Pete Council District 2: Gabbard defeats Harless

St. Pete Council District 2: Gabbard defeats Harless

ST. PETERSBURG — Realtor Brandi Gabbard will replace term-limited Jim Kennedy on the City Council, after defeating Barclay Harless by a substantial margin Tuesday.Gabbard beat Harless with 61 percent of the vote, wining by 12,519 votes. That was the ...
Published: 11/06/17
Updated: 11/08/17
Rick vs. Rick: St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman completes comeback

Rick vs. Rick: St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman completes comeback

ST. PETERSBURG — There has never been anything in city history like Rick vs. Rick.For the first time in the strong-mayor era, two mayors battled each other for City Hall. They were veteran politicians who brought deep pockets, residual anger from the...
Published: 11/06/17
Updated: 11/07/17
Seminole City Council: Incumbents sweep election

Seminole City Council: Incumbents sweep election

SEMINOLE — Incumbents swept the City Council election Tuesday. Bob Matthews and Roger Edelman were the top two vote-getters with about 35 percent of the vote each. Tom Christy, who was making his eighth run for office, trailed with about 19 percent o...
Published: 11/06/17
Updated: 11/07/17