As St. Petersburg officials weigh the strengths and weaknesses of each of seven proposals to redevelop the Tropicana Field site, Mayor Rick Kriseman said one concern will be paramount.
“The redevelopment of this site must not serve to advance political agendas. It must not occur to the sole benefit of a developer, or a baseball team, or anyone else. The focus must be on the people of St. Petersburg and opportunities for our people and making people's lives better. This is public land, which means the public must benefit and they must benefit soon,” Kriseman said during a Tuesday morning news conference.