Monday, November 24th, 2014

In the Works rulings on the Krise-O-Meter

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."

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."

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."

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."