As St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch prepares to decide who should be chosen to redevelop the 86-acre Trop site, he should carefully weigh not just submitted developer plans, but the character of those fronting them.
Specifically, Welch should determine whether former Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson would make a good bedfellow.
The Tampa Bay Times published an extensive profile of Johnson’s background, outlining the good, the bad and the ugly of Johnson’s past.
Johnson is a principal with Sugar Hill Community Partners, one of four development teams vying for Welch’s nod for the historic redevelopment project.
– Peter Schorsch, Florida Politics