Baker Unveils a ‘Blueprint for St. Pete’
Rick Baker, a former mayor, is running against incumbent Mayor Rick Kriseman in the St. Petersburg general election.
ST. PETERSBURG – Former Mayor Rick Baker has unveiled his plans for St. Petersburg if he’s elected mayor in the November municipal election.
Calling it the “Baker Blueprint for St. Petersburg,” he described it as a “concise plan for St. Petersburg residents who’ve been asking the question, ‘How do we make St. Pete the best city in America by working everyday to improve the quality of life for every resident?.”
Baker’s plan has five key points: public safety, neighborhoods, schools and education, jobs and economic development, and city services.
Keeping St. Petersburg’s streets safe; providing every child with a playground a half a mile from their home; lifting up our public schools; fostering job growth and investing in low income communities; repairing our city’s infrastructure and sewer system are only a few of the core issues addressed in the Baker Blueprint, he said in the announcement.
“To move a city forward, we need a clear plan. Misguided leadership and poor decision making can result in the swift decline of any great effort, from famous sports teams to once-booming corporations. Our city’s current administration has led St. Pete in the wrong direction for far too long. What’s worse, they don’t have a plan to fix it. We do,” Baker said.
“I’ve always believed that St. Petersburg has the potential to be the best city in the nation, and now we have a plan to get there.”
Baker is facing incumbent Mayor Rick Kriseman in the Nov. 7 general election. St. Petersburg’s mayor serves for four years and earns $180,895 a year.
To read the complete plan, go to bakerstpete.com.
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