* “Other mayors have had these kinds of challenges, but no other mayors have had this kind of financial support for these items. Mayors are supporting each other, and this administration is getting dollars down to the local level.”–St. Petersburg Mayor-elect Ken Welch, after a recent visit to the White House.
* “Selling Tampa,” a luxury-real estate series featuring Allure Realty, an all-black female real estate firm, recently debuted on Netflix. It has gotten rave reviews. Don’t believe them. It prioritizes preening women and tropical vistas over pertinent real estate details.