Despite threats of a big bill, St. Petersburg taxpayers will
only be on the hook for $29,000 for the RNC kickoff party at the Trop in
Mayor Bill Foster originally estimated that the city would
be short more than half a million dollars, but the mayor says that was before
several agreements were signed with Tampa.
The federal government gave Tampa a $50 million grant to
host the RNC. Mayor Foster believes the money from Tampa will cover all the
bills except for some police and fire overtime pay.
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