Advocates use mini-bus tour to push for low-income housing money
For three months, advocates for low-income housing have contacted bay area lawmakers asking them to join a two-hour mini-tour of housing projects that received state money.
The advocates asked lawmakers about their availability, called their offices and mailed formal invitations. They scheduled two tour options: one on Tuesday in North Pinellas and another on Wednesday in south Pinellas.
But as of Friday, only state Reps. Kathleen Peters, R-South Pasadena, and Larry Ahern, R-St. Petersburg, and state Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, had confirmed they would ride along. Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, said he would send an aide.
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