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St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster visits Tallahassee




Mayor Bill Foster left town Tuesday to schmooze with lawmakers in Tallahassee. Other local leaders from Pinellas Park are also up there for meetings.

Foster had planned to go there about a month ago, but the trip was cancelled. The trip is the only activity listed on the mayor’s calendar for Wednesday. He left Tuesday night, records show.

Foster isn't known as a politician who pals around with many other elected leaders in the area.

Wayne Finley, who works in Foster’s office, said the mayor had plans to meet House Speaker Will Weatherford and others in leadership positions.

Foster also planned to speak with representatives from Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office about ways to spend money from the national mortgage foreclosure settlement.

“It’s the first trip he’s taken up there in sometime,” Finley said. “It’s to make sure our presence is known.”


[Last modified: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 4:18pm]


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