The Weekly View: 66 New Americans, Bollywood comes to Tampa, and more.

The Weekly View - Mayor Bob Buckhorn

Monday, July 8, 2013

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Mayor Buckhorn

Mayor Buckhorn attended a special naturalization ceremony on the 4th of July at the Tampa Bay History Center. 66 citizenship candidates from 27 different countries became America's newest citizens, including Maria Hernandez Deleon of Mexico, who also celebrated her 72nd birthday the same day.

"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.

"Spending my Independece Day by attending the naturalizaton ceremony was incredibly special. We are the greatest country on earth because of our diversity, and I was happy to say to my fellow citizens, "Welcome home."

06/25/13 Movoto: America's Smartest Cities
   The city of Tampa ranked sixth in a survey of America's 100 smartest cities.

06/29/13 The Tampa Bay Times: Ruth: Success sprouts at Duckweed grocery in Downtown Tampa
   Urban market Duckweed in downtown Tampa has expanded to a new location, providing residents and visitors alike a much needed grocery store.

07/01/13 The Tampa Tribune: Tampa, Pasco developing attractive work-life mix
   Mayor Buckhorn is hoping that most of the commuters coming into the Tampa Bay area for work will soon become permanent residents.

07/04/13 The Tampa Bay Times: Sixty-six naturalizaed in Fourth of July ceremony
   The Tampa Bay History center hosted a special naturalization ceremony this Independence Day where Mayor Buckhorn reminded the new citizens to take advantage of the great things that being an American citizen means.

07/04/13 The White House Blog: Local Officials Help Welcome More Than 7,800 New Citizens During Indepdence Day Celebrations
   In his keynote address, Mayor Buckhorn welcomes home 66 new American citizens.

07/04/13 WTSP: Proud to be new citizens in Tampa on Independence Day
   In a special ceremony at the Tampa Bay History Center on Thursday, 65 people became U.S. citizens.

07/05/13: The Tampa Bay Times: In a first for the U.S., Bollywood's version of the Oscars coming to Tampa in 2014
   Tampa is officially announced as the first American city to host the IIFA awards, Bollywood's biggest award ceremony.

Schedule Highlights
Thurs July 11, 9 a.m.
Hillsborough County Aviation Authority Board Meeting
Thurs July 11, 6 p.m.
Tampa Museum of Arts Military Appreciation Days Kickoff Event
Sat July 13, 11:30 a.m.
National Veterans Wheelchair Games Kickoff Event
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