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UPDATED: Foster, LaSala in a tiff about TIF



UPDATE: On Friday morning, County Administrator Bob LaSala said Mayor Bill Foster called him up and said it would be a "good idea to hit the reset button."

The two plan to have coffee next week.


PINELLAS -- One is the strong mayor of Pinellas County's biggest city. The other is the county's head honcho.

In an age of dwindling finances, no two local officials are more critical in solving a number of pressing problems than St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster and Pinellas County Administrator Bob LaSala.

So it's worth noting that not even two months into Foster's term, the two are barely speaking. The tiff apparently started over tax increment financing (or TIF) regarding the city's plans to remake the Pier. Read more here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:26pm]


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