The Rays have always been collaborative partners in this process and this morning was a continuation of those good faith discussions.Sounds like the Rays aren't going to budge on the potentially-low payouts to St. Pete, which several councilmembers said were a sticking point for them. But they may not have to since two members told me in December the redevelopment issue was their biggest sticking point.
The Mayor and Mr. Auld discussed the development rights issue and the spirit of the discussion, as it has always been, was positive. We look forward to having an agreement that Council can approve before Opening Day.
So it sounds like Kriseman and Auld made some progress today, but you've got to wonder...why set another arbitrary deadline (Opening Day) that makes you look bad if you miss it?
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