Krise-O-Meter: Tracking the promises of Rick Kriseman

PolitiFact Florida has compiled promises that St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman made during the 2013 campaign and is tracking their progress on our Krise-O-Meter.

We rate their status as Not Yet Rated, In the Works or Stalled. Once we find action is completed, we rate them Promise Kept, Compromise or Promise Broken. (See our About the Krise-O-Meter page for details on our ratings.)

The report card at right provides an up-to-the-minute tally of all the promises.

Promises we’ve rated recently

Utilize red-light cameras at most dangerous intersections for safety, not revenue

The Promise:

Q: Name three policies pushed by Mayor Bill Foster during his administration that you support and would advocate continuing. Name three others that you would want to change. A: "I will utilize red light cameras at the most dangerous intersections for the purposes of public safety, not revenue."


Update March 25th, 2014:

Kriseman cites budgetary concerns as a reason to end the program

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Make curbside recycling mandatory

The Promise:

Q: Name three policies pushed by Mayor Bill Foster during his administration that you support and would advocate continuing. Name three others that you would want to change. A: "I will continue to support the efforts at curbside recycling but go beyond the half-measures and make it mandatory."


Update February 26th, 2014:

City plans new recycling services

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Tighten high-speed pursuit policy

The Promise:

"As mayor, I will tighten our high-speed pursuit policy."


Update January 9th, 2014:

St. Petersburg police announce change in pursuit policy

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Hire an administrator to oversee Midtown issues

The Promise:

Rick Kriseman said he would hire an administrator to deal with Midtown, a position that had not been filled since the 2011 firing of former deputy mayor and police chief Goliath Davis.


Update December 31st, 2013:

Kriseman hires director of urban affairs

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