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Sunday December 29, 2013

St. Pete
The Kriseman administration is ramping up the number of reports from the transition team that are available at Mayor Elect's Page. Still unanswered is my Public Records Request from December 9, 2013 for the Public Safety Meeting Minutes.

Some of the Mayors top team selections stirred up some comments from My Post on Sunday December 22 Kriseman and King will it Work and A Not So Casual Conversation with Kevin King to Chris O'Donnell of the Tampa Tribune report on King's past in his article Kriseman's mayoral team grows to 7, the new Mayor's Chief of Staff drew some controversy.

Tish Elston, long time City Administrator has left the City reportedly followed by Parks and Recreation Director Clarence Scott.

Things are changing at City Hall and throughout the organization.

The new mayor will be sworn in Thursday January 2, 2014 about 12:30. The ceremony will be on the steps of City Hall and the public is encouraged to attend if possible.  

Upcoming election
If you are a registered Republican you may have received a ballot in the mail for the District 13 Congressional primary. If so be sure you find it and vote.

The Primary election is January 14, 2014 with the General election on March 11 where the GOP primary winner will face Alex Sink for the Congressional seat held by Bill Young. Some good information at Saintpetersblog: More than 16K ballots already cast in GOP primary for CD 13, by Phil Amman

2014
It looks to be a good new year. Things will definitely be changing in St. Petersburg, and there much to expect throughout the Bay Area.

I'll be following the new Kriseman administration, GreenLight Pinellas, the Pinellas County School Board and some other stuff.

New Years Wish
Have safe, happy and prosperous New Year. And, resolve to express your views each time you have an opportunity to vote in 2014.

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