Krise-O-Meter

Tracking the promises of Rick Kriseman

Make curbside recycling mandatory

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."

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

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."

Support referendum for Green Light Pinellas and route into downtown

Q: Pinellas voters are expected to vote in November 2014 on raising the sales tax by 1 cent to pay for better bus service and a light rail system? Do you support the referendum and the proposed route into downtown? A: "Yes and Yes. Light rail and other modes of public transportation are vital to our municipal and regional success and moving us into the future."

Fund youth summer employment programs

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 also am very interested in funding for youth summer employment programs."

Hire an administrator to oversee Midtown issues

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.

Work to reduce poverty by 30 percent

Moving forward, Rick Kriseman will "continue partnership on the community’s shared goal to reduce poverty in St. Pete by 30 percent by the year 2020."

Increase the minimum wage to $15 for city workers

Moving forward Rick Kriseman will "pay a $15 by 2020 minimum wage for city employees."

Redevelop the Trop site to benefit St. Pete residents

Moving forward, Rick Kriseman will "redevelop the Tropicana Field site, with or without a new stadium, in order to bring targeted jobs, housing (including affordable or workforce housing), and hotel or convention space to St. Petersburg."

Finish the new pier and police station on time and in budget

Moving forward Rick Kriseman will "finish the new pier and police station on time and in budget and ensure the new pier becomes a dynamic, family-friendly destination for both residents and visitors."

Add more parking to downtown

Moving forward, Rick Kriseman will "make parking easier in our downtown through technology and additional spaces and garages."

Add more amenities to South St. Pete

Moving forward, Rick Kriseman will "add more recreational and entertainment amenities to South St. Pete. Florida’s largest skate park is currently being constructed at Campbell Park."

 

Return the Cross Bay Ferry to Tampa Bay

Moving forward, Rick Kriseman will "return the Cross Bay Ferry to Tampa Bay and continue to find regional solutions to our transportation challenges."

Spur economic development on 22nd Street S

Moving forward, Rick Kriseman will "continue to enhance and spur economic development on 22nd Street S, from the Warehouse Arts District to Tangerine Plaza, to create not just a destination but a renewed sense of place and purpose for the adjacent neighborhoods."

nvest more than $300 million to upgrade the city’s sewer system

"Following unprecedented rainfall, decades of neglect, and compromised capacity, St. Petersburg’s sewer system was overwhelmed in 2015-2016. The Kriseman Infrastructure Plan calls for more than $300 million to repair and upgrade our system."

Facilitate the city’s transition to 100 percent clean energy

"For the first time, the city is comprehensively developing an Integrated Sustainability Action Plan (ISAP).  The purpose of the ISAP is to advance the city's sustainability & resiliency initiatives including 100% clean energy goals."