Friday, November 21st, 2014

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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."

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."

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."

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."

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)."

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."

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."