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Kriseman joins Mayors Against Illegal Guns and signs Statement of Principles

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman wants to put the residents of, and visitors to St. Petersburg on notice. "We need to change the culture that exists in this community," said St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman. "Possessing illegal guns and engaging in gun violence is not acceptable in this community," Kriseman said. Full Story.
 

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Editorial: Mayor sets inclusive tone

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman's swearing-in ceremony offered an inclusive tone Thursday in imagery and substance that should be a recurring theme in the new administration. The event was held outside City Hall rather than inside, creating space for several hundred spectators who reflected St. Petersburg's racial and political diversity. The new mayor also wove progressive themes through a short speech that signaled a more ambitious approach to local government and embraced the potential for public policy to improve economic opportunity for all residents. Full Story.

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Kriseman vows that St. Pete will become "a daring city, a beacon of progress"

One of the signature places in the new St. Petersburg has been the arts and community center The Studio@620. So it was emblematic of where and how Rick Kriseman wants to take the city that he chose Bob Devin Jones, co-founder of the Studio, to MC the event.

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St. Pete's new deputy mayor tasked with reducing poverty

After pledging to make rejuvenation of the city’s poorest neighborhoods a top priority, Mayor-elect Rick Kriseman on Thursday named a longtime hospital administrator as his deputy mayor and charged her with reducing poverty. 

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St. Pete's new transition team goes to work

The members of St. Petersburg Mayor-Elect Rick Kriseman's transition team met for the first time at the St. Petersburg College downtown campus.

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Editorial: Kriseman's promising choice as deputy

St. Petersburg Mayor-elect Rick Kriseman has made a provocative and promising choice as his first hire for City Hall. 

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Editorial: Kriseman's commitment to openness

St. Petersburg Mayor-elect Rick Kriseman is following through on his campaign pledge to be open and inclusive by appointing a large transition team to study city issues and offer suggestions for his administration. The group of about 50 residents reflects the diversity of the city, and it has the potential to help the new mayor get off to a fast start when he takes office in January.

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Mayor-elect Rick Kriseman plans to raise St. Petersburg's profile

Five days ago, Rick Kriseman won what was one of the most partisan mayoral races in city history.

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With Rays, pier and police chief, Kriseman sets right priorities

Mayor-elect Rick Kriseman has set the right priorities as he prepares to take office in two months.

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Rick Kriseman tops Bill Foster

The race was contentious, the costliest in history and nine months long, but in what felt like a moment, a majority of voters made clear what they wanted — a new man to lead them.

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