The Weekly View: Tampa's Top 12 of 2012

The Weekly View - Mayor Bob Buckhorn

Monday, December 31, 2012

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Mayor Bob Buckhorn
Mayor Buckhorn joined other local leaders and President Obama in the White House
this month to discuss the fiscal cliff.


"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.

"2012 has been an incredible year for Tampa. Our successes outnumbered our challenges, and we had the opportunity to shine on the world stage. We compiled a list of Tampa's Top 12 of 2012, the biggest events and best announcements this year. I'm looking forward to an even brighter 2013."


12/23/12 Tampa Bay Times: Optimism rises for an improved economy in 2013
Recent poll shows Tampa Bay residents are confident the new year will bring economic improvement.

12/23/12 Tampa Tribune editorial: Let cities' residents decide whether to tax for trains
Tallahassee lawmakers will discuss whether to allow cities - not just counties – to decide our destiny, giving cities throughout Florida the option to ask voters if they wish to fund transportation improvements.

12/22/12 Tampa Tribune: Mercantile building to become Aloft hotel
After being vacant for seven years, the riverfront Mercantile building at Ashley and Kennedy will be reborn as a 130-room boutique hotel.

12/19/12 Tampa Bay Times: In Tampa, promising urban renewal
The Encore development is transforming 12 city blocks in Tampa’s downtown.

Schedule Highlights
Dec 31, 5:30 p.m.
Outback Bowl New Year's Eve Parade and Pep Rally in Ybor City
Tues Jan 1
New Year's Day Holiday - City Offices Closed
Wed Jan 2, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta
Sat Jan 5, 1 p.m.
Roosevelt Rowing Regatta at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
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