ST. PETERSBURG — Eight candidates. Four council seats. Three referendum questions.
Two incumbents are running for re-election. Two seats will be filled with newcomers.
Will voters upend half the council? Or will they maintain the status quo?
Will they pass the three referendum questions? Or will they vote them down?
The Tampa Bay Times has covered every race from the start. Here’s everything you need to know about the 2019 St. Petersburg City Council elections:
VOTER’S GUIDE: Get to know St. Petersburg’s City Council candidates
MUST-READ: The stories people are talking about.
The city has high hopes for redeveloping Tropicana Field’s 86 acres ― with or without a baseball team. The council members elected Tuesday could have a big say in that plan. Read what the eight candidates have to say about their visions for reshaping the Trop.
St. Petersburg council races are nonpartisan ― or at least they’re supposed to be. But it’s a partisan age, and partisan politics became an issue in the District 3 race.