Nearly 70 people apply for vacant Tampa City Council seats
Sixty-six people applied to fill the two Tampa City Council seats left vacant by the resignations last month of Linda Saul-Sena and John Dingfelder. Read the story here
There are a few more applicants of note not mentioned in the story. Among those seeking to replace Dingfelder in the District 4 seat that represents south Tampa: Businessman Ken Walters, known for his Frank Sinatra parties; Linda Karson, a longtime advocate for homeless people; and south Tampa activist Lisa DiVitto. Addiational applicants for Saul-Sena's seat include real estate broker Jeanette Jason; neighborhood activists Randy Baron, Jill Buford and Janet Stanley; architect Vivian Salaga; civic activist Mimi Osiason; Curtis Stokes, who heads the Hillsborough County NAACP; and Taryn Sabia, who co-founded the group Urban Charette to promote smart growth principles in Tampa.
Janet Zink, Times Staff Writer