The Weekly View: Mayor hoops it up, waterfront development, and more

The Weekly View - Mayor Bob Buckhorn

Monday, September 24, 2012

Photo of the Week
Mayor Bob Buckhorn
Mayor Buckhorn and Jack Harris challenged two Lady Bulls
to a game of hoops while taping "The Mayor's Hour" at the USF Sundome.

"From the Desk of Mayor Buckhorn" is our new feature designed to give citizens greater insight into the Mayor's Office. Every week, Mayor Buckhorn will offer a snippet of what he's currently working on.

"Plans to transform the west bank of the Hillsborough River continue to move forward. Our goal is make the river the center of our downtown, instead of the western edge."

9/23/12 Tampa Bay Times: Tampa mayor looks to change vision for Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park
Mayor Buckhorn wants to transform the park in a way that opens up the waterfront.

9/21/12 Tampa Bay Business Journal: New waterfront efforts continue to spur downtown renaissance
Many plans to re-energize Tampa’s urban core are focused on activating the Hillsborough River.

9/20/12 Creative Loafing: Mayor Buckhorn voted “Best Politician” for the annual “Best of the Bay” list
Readers chose Mayor Buckhorn as their favorite local politician.

9/20/12 Tampa Bay Times Editorial: Tampa's streetcar of desire
The Tampa Bay Times agrees with Mayor Buckhorn’s efforts to save the streetcar.

9/19/12 Tampa Bay Business Journal: USF-led partnership awarded $1 million to launch new companies
Tampa’s tech community is awarded money to support the launch of new high-tech companies.

9/19/12 Tampa Bay Business Journal: Tampa’s 21st Street to get $7.1M renovation
The road improvement project will upgrade a three mile stretch of 21st and 22nd streets, from Adamo Drive to Hillsborough Avenue.

9/19/12 Tampa Bay Times: Tampa Bay's economic recovery looks healthier compared to other metros
A year ago, Tampa Bay’s recovery numbers were among the nation’s weakest. Now they rank among the best.

Schedule Highlights
Tues Sept 25, 11:45 a.m.
Greater Tampa Chamber & Leadership Tampa Alumni "What's Next for Tampa" Discussion
Tues Sept 25, 3:00 p.m.
Tampa-Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation Special Meeting
Wed Sept 26, 2:45 p.m.
Horizon Bay "Memory Care By the Bay" Grand Opening
Wed Sept 26, 5:30 p.m.
83 Degrees Not Your Average Speakers Series
Thur Sept 27, 8:00 a.m.
Tampa Police Department Promotions Ceremony
Thur Sept 27, 9:00 a.m.
Housing and Urban Development Choice Neighborhood Initiative
Thur Sept 27, 9:45 a.m.
Grow Financial Federal Credit Union Ribbon Cutting
Thur Sept 27, 10:30 a.m.
Bob Martinez Athletics Center and UT Health Sciences and Human Performance Building Ceremonies
Thur Sept 27, 7:00 p.m.
Tampa General Hospital Children's Medical Center and Tower Foundation Celebrity Bowling Fundraiser
Fri Sept 28, 9:30 a.m.
TBARTA Board Meeting
Fri Sept 28, 6:00 p.m.
Akilah Institute Metropolitan Safari 2012
Fri Sept 28, 6:15 p.m.
Tampa Chamber Small Business of the Year Award Ceremony
Sat Sept 29, 6:45 p.m.
65th Annual Air Force Ball
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