8/20: Tampa Tribune Editorial: Judicial focus on code cases
The Tampa Tribune editorializes that the two new municipal dockets will help add "needed muscle" to the City's code enforcement crackdown.
8/20: Tampa Bay Times: Study: Republican National Convention put $214M directly into Tampa Bay economy
Mayor Bob Buckhorn joined 2012 RNC Host Committee CEO and President Ken Jones, Visit Tampa Bay's Santiago Corrada, Tampa Hillsborough EDC's Rick Homans, and Hillsborough County Commissioner Ken Hagan to unveil the economic impact report. While initial estimates anticipated that the RNC had an impact of $175-200 million on our area, the report details how hosting the RNC brought an estimated $404 million in economic impact.
8/21: Tampa Tribune Editorial: RNC hit economic home run
The Tampa Tribune editorializes that, "Whatever trouble and inconvenience the convention may have caused, it delivered a major return on investment."
8/22: Tampa Tribune: Tampa Council OKs rezoning for downtown apartment tower
On Thursday, Tampa City Council gave the final zoning approval and OK'd the lease for the Residences at the Riverwalk. In the last month, Council has approved plans for two new high rise apartment towers, Residences on the Riverwalk and Skyhouse Tampa, which will bring in more than one thousand new residents into our downtown core and provide thousands of square feet in new retail space.
8/25: Tampa Bay Times: A year later: RNC boosted Tampa Bay's prospects, officials say
One year after hosting the Republican National Convention, community leaders believe it’s already paying dividends in attracting more conventions, raising name recognition, and regional cooperation efforts.
8/25 : Tampa Tribune: Buckhorn code enforcement sweep nets violations
Mayor Buckhorn’s code enforcement sweep through key areas of the city netted more than 630 violations, but already, 150 property owners have taken the steps to rectify the problems on their properties.