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St. Pete Mayor Debate: Bill Foster and Rick Kriseman square off on 10 News

4:06 PM, Nov 1, 2013   |    comments
From left: St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster, 10 News Anchor Allison Kropff, and Mayor Candidate Rick Kriseman
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St. Petersburg, Florida -- The two candidates in St. Pete's mayoral election squared off in the 10 News studio on Tuesday.

Current Mayor Bill Foster and candidate Rick Kriseman answered questions -- and had questions for each other -- in a debate moderated by 10 News anchor Allison Kropff.

Scroll down for each question posed to Foster and Kriseman, and watch the video for their answers.

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What is your vision for the waterfront in St. Pete? How will the Pier play into it?

 

Parking is always an issue in St. Pete. With continued development and increasing volume, how do you facilitate parking?

 

St. Petersburg and the Rays: What can be done if the Rays refuse to compensate the city for ending their stadium contract early? Is there anything the city can do to reverse the low attendance trend?

 

With flood insurance rates skyrocketing, what do you plan to do about the Biggert Waters Act? Because of it, residents can't afford their homes or sell them now.

 

More young families are moving to the area. How are your plans representative of a younger, more active population? How do you plan to involve the community?

 

Crime is low in St. Petersburg. With the retirement of Police Chief Chuck Harmon, how do you plan to keep it low?

 

Mayor Bill Foster questions Rick Kriseman over politicizing the mayor race, even though the position is supposed to be non-partisan.

 

Mayor candidate Rick Kriseman asks incumbent Mayor Bill Foster where he stands on oil drilling off the shores of Tampa Bay.

 

Closing statements from Foster and Kriseman:

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