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Free air time for 2009 St. Pete candidates



Attention all future St. Petersburg candidates: free air time is (almost) on the way.

City council members directed city attorney John Wolfe in July to write an ordinance that would allow the city to air debates during election season.

Wolfe will present a draft of the ordinance to the council Thursday during its Public Services and Infrastructure Committee. If they give it the green light, it will be presented to council for approval.

The ordinance states it would be up to the council to decide when and how the debates are held. They must choose an impartial third party to conduct the debates. Only mayoral and council candidates would be able to participate.

-Cristina Silva, Times Staff Writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:36am]


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