Krise-O-Meter

Tracking the promises of Rick Kriseman

Re-establish a community policing philosophy

"As mayor, I will ... reestablish a community policing philosophy that emphasizes the relationship between the police officer and the neighborhood in an effort to promote trust and cooperation."

Tighten high-speed pursuit policy

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

Implement StPeteStat

"As mayor, I will implement StPeteStat, based on the CitiStat model of statistics-driven accountability standards. Building on the city’s current Scorecard measures, StPeteStat will consist of regular meetings, during which my staff and I will meet with department heads to examine and analyze past performance, future performance objectives, and overall performance strategies."

Appoint community leaders for new pier

"Before taking office and with the cooperation of the outgoing mayor and city council, I will appoint community leaders who are well prepared to lead a thorough but expedited process."

Have pier task force recommendations by April 2014

"I will ask them (an appointed committee) to submit their recommendations no later than April 2, 2014, with the goal of having a final design in place within the first nine months of my administration."

Have final design for new pier by September 2014

"I will ask them (an appointed committee) to submit their recommendations no later than April 2, 2014, with the goal of having a final design in place within the first nine months of my administration."

Have new pier built by end of 2015

Q: Do you support or oppose the ballot question that would cancel the contract for the new Pier, and why? If voters approve the ballot question and the contract is canceled, what should the city do next? A: "My goal would be for the designs to be reviewed, narrowed down, and sent to council by September of 2014. In short, I will: Get to work on November 6th on appointing a new task force (with cooperation from the current administration). Instruct the task force to complete their work within the first three months of my administration. Ensure that we have a final design in place within the first nine months of my administration, and work with the architect to have the new pier built by the end of 2015."

Reduce or eliminate pier subsidy

Q: How would you make city government more efficient? Name specific areas where you would propose reducing spending and areas where you’d protect or enhance spending. A: "I am also hopeful that if we handle the pier issue well, we reduce or eliminate the $1 million yearly subsidy."

Protect St. Petersburg taxpayers in Rays negotiations

"Throughout the negotiating process I will ensure that our taxpayers are protected. While a sense of regionalism is important, especially in tough economic times, my primary duty will always be to the residents of St. Petersburg."

Require Rays to pay a fee to look elsewhere

"If the Rays simply do not want to be here any longer — then they should be given the opportunity to pay an exploratory fee in order to look at other locations, provided those locations are in the Tampa Bay area."

Help grow small businesses

"Our locally owned small businesses add to the character of our community. Promoting them will be one of my top priorities."

Make city website more friendly

"As mayor, I will revamp StPete.org so that it’s user-friendly, highly interactive, and reflective of our community. The budget, in particular, should be easy to view and navigate."

Deliver state of city address every year

"It’s time that St. Petersburg’s Mayor, like so many other mayors, delivers an annual State of the City address to keep the public better informed. I will do that, and I will make myself and my staff available to the press on a regular basis."

Make staff available to press on a regular basis

"I will make myself and my staff available to the press on a regular basis."

Work to have service-learning implemented in all of St. Petersburg's public schools

"As mayor, I will work to have service-learning implemented in all of St. Petersburg's public schools."

Continue and strengthen the Mayor’s Mentors & More program

"I will ... continue and strengthen the Mayor’s Mentors & More program (now under the St. Pete’s Promise umbrella)."

Fund the Neighborhood Partnership Grants program

"As mayor, I will encourage effective and influential neighborhood associations by funding the Neighborhood Partnership Grants program."

Treat Codes Compliance Assistance Department as a budget priority

"As mayor, I will ... support staff and treating our Codes Compliance Assistance Department as a budget priority. As we continue to emerge from the economic downturn and related budget cuts, we must look to restore funding to the areas that were hit the hardest, and that includes Codes."

Expedite demolition of condemned homes

"We must expedite the demolition of condemned homes in order to reduce blight and make our neighborhoods safer."

Install signage at neighborhood entrances and wayfaring signage in populated areas

"My goal is for each neighborhood or area to have its own vibe, to be its own destination. Visually appealing signage at neighborhood entrances and wayfaring signage in populated areas is an easy first step and a resource for both residents and visitors."