Promises about Baseball on Krise-O-Meter

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."