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The Weekly View - Mayor Bob Buckhorn

Monday, October 1, 2012

Photo of the Week
Mayor Bob Buckhorn
Mayor Buckhorn takes time out to chat with a youngster before heading to a ribbon cutting in Ybor City.

"From the Desk of Mayor Buckhorn" is 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.

"I look forward to cutting the ribbons at two new Channel District businesses later this week. We're working hard to re-energize our urban core, and it's exciting to watch downtown grow into a neighborhood where people live, work, and play."

9/25/12 83 Degrees: InVision Tampa - Reshaping your city for the future
The first draft of the plan for Tampa’s urban core will be unveiled next month.

9/25/12 Tampa Bay Times: In downtown Tampa, a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs is on the way
The i6 Challenge grant will help launch a technology center focused on growing businesses.

9/26/12 Bloomberg Businessweek: Tampa named one of “America’s 50 Best Cities”
Tampa is the only Florida city to be included on the list.

9/27/12 Tampa Tribune: New restaurants, businesses moving in to Channel District
Downtown's Channel District is enjoying new growth and activity.

9/28/12 Tampa Bay Business Journal: Tampa passes $804M budget for 2013
City of Tampa budget includes no layoffs or tax increases.

10/1/12 Tampa Tribune: Public ice rink returning to Tampa's Curtis Hixon park
Tampa's Downtown On Ice will kick off its third year on November 16.

Schedule Highlights
Tues Oct 2, 9 a.m.
NAIOP Regionalism 2.0 "Making It Happen" Forum
Tues Oct 2, 6 p.m.
National Night Out at Hunter's Green
Tues Oct 2, 7 p.m.
National Night Out at MacFarlane Park
Tues Oct 2, 7:30 p.m.
National Night Out at Historic Hyde Park, Bayshore Beautiful, Swann Estates
Tues Oct 2, 7:45 p.m.
National Night Out at the Davis Islands Business District
Wed Oct 3, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta in Gaslight Park
Wed Oct 3, 11 a.m.
Mayor's Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Wed Oct 3, 12 p.m.
Outback Bowl Kick-off Luncheon
Thur Oct 4, 9 a.m.
Hillsborough County Aviation Authority Board Meeting
Thur Oct 4, 2 p.m.
BoConcept Tampa Bay Furniture Store & Le Mouton Noir Bakehouse Double Ribbon Cutting in the Channel District
Thur Oct 4, 5:30 p.m.
Tampa General Hospital Foundation Annual Gala Reception
Fri Oct 5, 7:30 p.m.
Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Sat Oct 6, 6:30 p.m.
Hispanic Man & Woman of the Year Gala
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