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Bennett backs waterfront development referendum listen

03/19/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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St. Petersburg City Councilman Jamie Bennett today endorsed a measure proposed by a neighborhood group that would require a public vote on any major development along the waterfront.

The group POWW – Preserve Our Wallets and Waterfront, became a force last year in St. Pete with its opposition to the Tampa Bay Rays building a new ballpark on the current site of Al Lang Field.

So last month, the group released a document declaring that there be no development along the waterfront withou...

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Activists: Tropicana contamination lingers listen

03/26/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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This afternoon at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, citizens who oppose a new waterfront baseball stadium held a press briefing to discuss possible environmental contamination at the site of the existing domed stadium.

Neil Allen is a Realtor and represents Preserve Our Wallets and Waterfront (POWW). He showed WMNF one of the monitoring well caps in the parking lot to the east of the stadium and Booker Creek, which runs along the stadium. There's recent evidence of continued environmenta...

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