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St. Pete officials accused of skewing pier survey

St. Pete officials accused of skewing pier survey

St. Petersburg leaders were frequently criticized for ignoring the public’s wishes when they chose the futuristic Lens design for the city’s new pier.

The unpopularity of the controversial project showed in an August referendum when 63 percent of voters rejected it, sending city officials back to the drawing board.

Now, critics say the city is getting it wrong again with a new survey that went online this week intended to find out what amenities residents want on the pier.

At issue is a question that asks if the inverted pyramid should be saved, even if that means a tax increase and a “significant annual operating subsidy.”

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