Mayor's Neighborhood University, 22nd St. enhancements, and more

The Weekly View - Mayor Bob Buckhorn

Monday, September 9, 2013

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Mayor Bob Buckhorn
At the ribbon cutting ceremony for the enhancements made along 22nd Street,
   Mayor Buckhorn talked about how 22nd Street can become a gateway into East Tampa
   and how to connect East Tampa to Ybor City and downtown.

"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.

"Last week, we cut the ribbon on major improvements made along 22nd Street in East Tampa. Improvements like this are more than infrastructure and landscaping; they are about creating complete streets that work for everyone, generating new economic opportunities, and transforming a community."

9/2: Tampa Tribune: Buckhorn's Neighborhood University draws a crowd
More than 150 applied to be part of Mayor Buckhorn’s Neighborhood University program. To find out more about the program, visit

9/4: Tampa Bay Times: Synergy Health moves regional headquarters to downtown Tampa
Mayor Buckhorn has worked to create an active, vibrant downtown that serves as a hub of innovation and commerce. Synergy Health is moving its regional headquarters to downtown Tampa, and they will be an important part of that community.

9/4: ABC Action News: Once-troubled part of East Tampa celebrating new improvements to neighborhood
Last week, Mayor Buckhorn joined community leaders to celebrate the improvements made along 22nd Street in East Tampa.

9/5: Tampa Tribune: Tampa completes 22nd Street makeover
The enhancements stretch along 22nd Street from Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to 21st Avenue. and include new pedestrian, streetscape, and traffic flow improvements.

9/7: Tampa Bay Times: Bollywood Oscars advance team scouts Tampa Bay venues
The team from Wizcraft International and local Host Committee were in Tampa last week making preparations for the International Indian Film Academy awards, and met with Mayor Buckhorn and other community leaders.

9/7: Tampa Tribune Editorial: Red-light cameras proving their worth
The Tampa Tribune writes that the red-light cameras have proved their worth, and the statistics in Tampa bear that out. The number of crashes has decreased, and motorists are changing their behavior, making our streets safer.


Schedule Highlights
Tues, Sept 10, 6:30 p.m.
Meeting with Uptown Council
Wed, Sept 11, 9:45 a.m.
Annual 9/11 Memorial at Tampa Firefighters Museum
Wed, Sept 11, 3:30 p.m.
Proclamation for WUSF’s 50th Anniversary
Wed, Sept 11, 4:30 p.m.
Recognition ceremony for South Tampa Junior All-Stars Softball World Champions
Thurs, Sept 12, 8:30 a.m.
Tampa Police Department Promotions Ceremony
Thurs, Sept 12, 11 a.m.
Channelside Pierhouse Ribbon Cutting
Thurs, Sept 12, 1 p.m.
Violence Prevention Collaborative Leadership Council Kick-off
Thus, Sept 12, 6 p.m.
MOR’s “Get Ready to Get Modern” Event
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