Friday, November 20, 2009

St. Pete Steps Up Fight to Keep Rays

Despite a last-minute letter from a senior administrator with the City of St. Petersburg, the ABC Coalition voted unanimously to approve its initial draft of conclusions designed to keep the Rays in Tampa Bay "for generations to come."

St. Petersburg City Development Administrator Rick Mussett sent a letter on Wednesday, urging the committee to show more respect toward the current lease ("use agreement") with the city, despite data that suggests the team would fare better closer to Hillsborough County.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Pitchman Wants "Great Wall of Jeter" Too

He wanted a six-foot privacy wall like his Davis Islands neighbor, Derek Jeter, so badly, Anthony Sullivan copied his request for a code variance word-for-word. Unfortunately for Billy Mays' former partner on the TV show "Pitchmen," the city's Variance Review Board may not see him in the same light.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

What the Mayoral Election Means for the Rays

Bill Foster wasn't the only winner in Tuesday's election in St. Petersburg. The Tampa Bay Rays, eager to get out of downtown because they say it's too far from the center of the area's population, were probably celebrating like they had won a title too.

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