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Pinellas County Commission will interview four candidates for county administrator

Pinellas County Commission will interview four candidates for county administrator

Pinellas County commissioners have selected four candidates to interview next month to be the next county administrator.There is a good chance that Mark Woodard's successor could come from another state. Top-ranked pick Barry Burton is the county adm...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Buckhorn’s last budget: No frills, no tax increase

Buckhorn’s last budget: No frills, no tax increase

For much of his nearly 80-minute budget presentation on Thursday, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn strolled down memory lane.He talked about the long path the city has taken to climb out of the hole it was lodged in when he entered office during the depths o...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Straz releases ads touting philanthropy in Tampa mayor’s race

Straz releases ads touting philanthropy in Tampa mayor’s race

The air campaign, expected to be the heaviest political bombardment in Tampa's colorful history of mayoral campaigns, is underway.David Straz's mayoral campaign announced Thursday that it will run three television ads in the Tampa market.Straz recent...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Bob Buckhorn isn’t changing his mind on Bay to Bay Boulevard’s makeover.

Bob Buckhorn isn’t changing his mind on Bay to Bay Boulevard’s makeover.

Mayor Bob Buckhorn has no plans to reconsider his decision to shut down the Complete Streets project on Bay to Bay Boulevard.And that has frustrated a coalition of transit activists, residents and business owners, who say they'll continue to press fo...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Scott taps Redington Shores businessman to fill Pinellas County Commission vacancy

Scott taps Redington Shores businessman to fill Pinellas County Commission vacancy

Gov. Rick Scott appointed real estate investor and former Redington Shores Mayor Jay Beyrouti to the Pinellas County Commission on Friday, filling the vacancy opened when Commissioner John Morroni died of cancer in May.In a short news release, the Go...
Published: 07/13/18
Names of donors for proposed Echelman artwork released

Names of donors for proposed Echelman artwork released

A day after the City Council voted down a $1.5 million contract with world- famous artist Janet Echelman, Mayor Rick Kriseman is signaling he's not given up on snagging one of the artist's billowing net sculptures.A week after announcing that he had ...
Published: 07/13/18
All aboard! Bob Buckhorn will back the CrossBay Ferry

All aboard! Bob Buckhorn will back the CrossBay Ferry

What a difference a few days makes.On Monday, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn was still pondering whether to kick in $150,000 toward a return of the CrossBay ferry in November.Tampa is still finalizing a tight budget, made tighter by a $5 million deficit.Bu...
Published: 07/12/18
Straz rockets past $1 million mark in his run for Tampa mayor–using his own cash as fuel

Straz rockets past $1 million mark in his run for Tampa mayor–using his own cash as fuel

David Straz Jr. has said he'll spend whatever it takes to best a crowded field to become Tampa's next mayor.In his latest campaign filings this week, the retired banker and philanthropist placed a sizable down payment to back up that vow.In his June ...
Published: 07/12/18
Marco Rubio endorses Ross Spano for open congressional seat

Marco Rubio endorses Ross Spano for open congressional seat

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is endorsing state Rep. Ross Spano in the race for the District 15 congressional seat.Spano is one of five Republicans contending for the nomination to replace U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, who is retiring at the end of this term.In...
Published: 07/12/18
Much riding on Rays’ Ybor City ballpark design

Much riding on Rays’ Ybor City ballpark design

TAMPA – The more than decade-long stadium drama that surrounds the Tampa Bay Rays will enter a new phase today when Rays principal owner Stu Sternberg unveils the design of the ballpark the team wants built in Ybor City.The architect drawings, ...
Published: 07/10/18