Danner elected council chair
ST. PETERSBURG -- City council members Jeff Danner and Leslie Curran both received a significant edge in their bids for reelection today.
The City Council tentatively elected Danner chair and Curran vice-chair during a committee meeting today.
The council will vote on the two positions during its first meeting in January. If Curran and Danner are confirmed, they will assume the roles of their new titles at that meeting.
The jobs do not come with a pay increase, but the titles will likely afford Danner and Curran plenty of media attention and free air time on the city's government channel as the duo face reelection in November 2009. It could be an even bigger coup for Curran if she runs for mayor because that race will likely be more competitive than her District 4 seat.
The chair presides over council meetings and serves in that position for one year.
-Cristina Silva, Times Staff Writer