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St. Pete Approves Red Light Cameras listen

04/01/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Today the St. Petersburg City Council voted to install cameras throughout the city to deter red light runners. They join Hillsborough County, Oldsmar, South Pasadena and Temple Terrace on the short list of local governments that have done so. But some people question whether cash flow, and not public safety, is their ...

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Ford concedes mayoral vote listen

11/04/09 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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As Bill Foster and his supporters reveled in the news of his victory, there was a more subdued tone at opponent Kathleen Ford’s Election Night party at the Garden Club of Saint Petersburg.

The classic Bob Dylan tune “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” seemed a fitting farewell for a mayoral race so seemingly beset by contention. Not long after the polls closed, Ford ascended the stage and told her supporters that she had conceded victory to her opponent. She thanked those who wo...

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Interview with St Pete City Council candidate Karl Nurse listen

10/23/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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St. Petersburg voters go to the polls in less than two weeks. In addition to Mayor, they will select five City Council members.

Even though during last month’s primary election voters could only choose from Council candidates in their own district, during the November general election all St. Petersburg registered voters can vote for all five contested seats.

Today WMNF continues our series of interviews with all ten candidates for City Council - with the District 6 race. It’s betw...

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Interview with St Pete City Council Candidate Jim Kennedy listen

10/21/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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St. Petersburg voters go to the polls in less than two weeks from today. In addition to Mayor, they will select five City Council members.

Even though during August’s primary election, voters could only choose from Council candidates in their own district, during the November general election all St. Petersburg registered voters can vote for all five contested seats.

Today WMNF continues our series of interviews with all ten candidates for City Council with the District 2 race. It’...

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Interview with St Pete City Council candidate Steve Corsetti listen

10/21/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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St. Petersburg voters go to the polls in less than two weeks from today. In addition to Mayor, they will select five City Council members.

Even though during August’s primary election, voters could only choose from Council candidates in their own district, during the November general election all St. Petersburg registered voters can vote for all five contested seats.

Today WMNF continues our series of interviews with all ten candidates for City Council with the District 2 race. It’...

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Interview with St Pete City Council candidate Jeff Danner listen

10/20/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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St. Petersburg voters go to the polls two weeks from today. In addition to Mayor, they will select five City Council members.

Even though during August’s primary election, voters could only choose from Council candidates in their own district, during the November general election all St. Petersburg registered voters can vote for all five contested seats.

Today WMNF begins our series of interviews with all ten candidates for City Council, where we will ask about some of the topics of ...

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Interview with St Pete City Council candidate Leonard Schmiege listen

10/20/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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St. Petersburg voters go to the polls two weeks from today. In addition to Mayor, they will select five City Council members.

Even though during August’s primary election, voters could only choose from Council candidates in their own district, during the November general election all St. Petersburg registered voters can vote for all five contested seats.

Today WMNF begins our series of interviews with all ten candidates for City Council, where we will ask about some of the topics of ...

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Mayoral Candidates Bare Teeth at Debate listen

09/24/09 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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With fewer than six weeks left until Election Day, the St. Petersburg mayoral race has gaining steam. Last night marked the South St. Pete leg of the mayoral debates, which took place at Lakewood High School. Candidates Bill Foster and Kathleen Ford exchanged jabs over two very different visions for the Sunshine City. WMNF’s Kate Bradshaw reports.

With the economy on everyone’s minds, it didn’t take long for the mayoral candidates to dig in to the biggest issue of the election year. ...

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St. Pete Budget Hearing

09/18/09 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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After months of wrangling, the St. Petersburg City Council approved its 2010 budget yesterday. The slim budget was met with praise, but not everyone was happy.

After nearly two hours of listening to public comments and ironing out a few remaining details, the St. Petersburg City Council passed its 2010 budget 7-1. It was the last budget over which outgoing Mayor Rick Baker presided, and also one of the tightest, as the mayor noted.

Council members and a handful of commenters commended ...

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St Pete City Council candidates meet at Suncoast Tiger Bay listen

07/22/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Three St. Petersburg City Council races have more than two candidates. That requires them to compete in a primary election on September 1st. Candidates for district 5 - which includes Pinellas Point - and District 6 – which includes southeast St. Pete - faced off today at the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club in downtown.

Fourteen months ago Karl Nurse was appointed to fill the vacant District 6 seat...

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