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Dunedin mayor ends career tonight

Published Oct. 6, 2005

As his 20-year career in Dunedin politics winds to a close, Mayor Manuel Koutsourais said there's only one thing left for him to do _ "I'm definitely going to Disney World!" Koutsourais, mayor since 1988, will preside over his last meeting tonight. The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. Mayor-elect Tom Anderson, along with Commissioners-elect Mary Bonner, John Doglione and Tom Osborne, will be sworn in. Koutsourais announced last November that he would not run for re-election. He said he wanted to spend more time with his family. Does Koutsourais feel a twinge of nostalgia for what he is leaving behind? "Nah. I feel good about what I've done. Let's get it over with," Koutsourais said Wednesday. "Now I know what it's like for the guy sitting on death row. (The end) is inevitable."


The asking price for a building at 900 Pierce St., which is under consideration for a homeless shelter, is $72,500. A story in Wednesday's Clearwater Times listed an incorrect price.