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St. Petersburg Mayor-elect Rick Kriseman slow to release salaries for new deputies



After announcing four new hires, Mayor-elect Rick Kriseman still hasn't released salary ranges for his new team members.

Kriseman's closest aides have not responded to multiple requests from the Tampa Bay Times abouy the salaries or pay ranges for the high-ranking administrators.

Buzz finds it hard to believe that four individuals would agree to take jobs without knowing how much they will earn each year. Kriseman and the new deputies take office on Jan. 2.

Last week, Kriseman selected Sally Everett to be his director of legislative, education and intergovernmental affairs. He also appointed Robert Danielson, a 27-year city employee, to be the interim marketing director. Nikki Gaskin-Capehart, 40, will also serve as his director of urban affairs and oversee economic development in Midtown.

The highest salary of the new appointees will likely go to Kanika Tomalin, a regional vice president for Health Management Associates, the owner of Bayfront Health St. Petersburg.

Late Monday, Kriseman vowed to finalize the salaries by the end of the week. "I didn't give anybody a specific amount." He stressed he has only talked salary ranges with the new hires.

[Last modified: Monday, December 16, 2013 4:57pm]


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