Tuesday, July 20, 2010

St. Pete Mayor Eases Stance...a Little

Mayor Bill Foster said - while he maintains the Rays must remain in the City of St. Pete - he's willing to consider sites outside of city limits if they could be annexed into the city. WTSP's Preston Rudie reports

This isn't really anything new, as Foster said a year ago on the campaign trail that the Gateway/Carillon region (only part of which is currently in St. Pete) was a possiblity and that annexation was an easy hurdle to clear if necessary. It certainly isn't a new concept in Pinellas County, where small parcels are annexed into cities like St. Pete and Clearwater on a regular basis.

"It's not a new twist, but it demonstrates our willingness to consider other properties," Foster told the Tampa Tribune.

Of course, I may already sound like a broken record, but there's plenty of land around Tampa Bay to build a stadium...it's the funding that's absent.

No comments:

Post a Comment