The Weekly View; Trade Mission to Brazil, Sister Cities, and More


The Weekly View - Mayor Bob Buckhorn

Monday, October 28, 2013

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Mayor Bob Buckhorn
In Brazil, Mayor Buckhorn meets with Porto Alegre Mayor Fortunati in his office.

"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.

"In Porto Alegre and Sao Paulo, last week, I met with with local officials and Brazilian businesses, and explained why Tampa is the right market for them. I look forward to building on these relationships, and to transforming them into long-term economic partnerships."

10/21: Tampa Tribune: New restaurants cater to Seminole Heights crowd
The list of cool and innovative restaurants in Tampa is getting longer. In Seminole Heights, the Bourgeois Pig, Fodder and Shine, Angry Chair Brewery, and Rooster & The Till are all set to open over the next year.

10/23: Tampa Tribune: Delegation from French sister city visits Tampa
While Mayor Buckhorn and a local delegation traveled to Brazil last week, a French delegation representing our Sister City Le Havre came to Tampa. Mayor Buckhorn and Tampa officials have recently traveled to Ashdod, Israel and Barranquilla, Colombia, both Sister Cities of Tampa.

10/23: ABC Action News: Multi-million dollar Tampa Heights project awaits crucial vote
The $350 million Heights redevelopment project faces a rezoning vote by Tampa City Council on Thursday, November 7. The project will bring new commercial, retail, and residential development to Tampa Heights. As part of the project, the developers plan to extend the Tampa Riverwalk to connect with the new Water Works Park and Ulele restaurant as well as downtown and the Channel District.
10/25: WTSP: Mayor Bob Buckhorn signs new Sister City agreement with Porto Alegre, Brazil

During his trip to Brazil, Mayor Buckhorn signed a new Sister City agreement with Porto Alegre, Brazil. Porto Alegre is Tampa's ninth Sister City, and the new agreement will provide for cultural, educational, and economic exchange between the two cities.

10/25: Tampa Bay Times: German cruise line AIDA to sail from Tampa
German cruise line AIDA will begin docking at the Port of Tampa in December 2014, and expand it's operations here with a second ship in winter 2015. AIDA cruises joins Carnival, Holland America, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian cruise lines in sailing from the Port of Tampa.


Schedule Highlights
Tues, Oct 29, 11 a.m
Mayor’s 25th Annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Wed, Oct 30, 10 a.m.
Remarks at Alzheimer’s Disease: What Family Caregivers Need to Know
Wed, Oct 30, 1 p.m.
Greetings at Florida Redevelopment Association Conference
Fri, Nov 1, 7:30 a.m
United Way Fundraiser
Sat, Nov 2, 8:30 am
Kick-off American Heart Association Walk
Sat, Nov 2, 11 a.m.
Palma Ceia West Neighborhood Association Picnic
Mon, Nov 4, 8:30 a.m.
Building Florida’s Future: A Transportation, Infrastructure, and Economic Development Summit
Mon, Nov 4, 4:30 p.m.
Tampa Hillsborough EDC 2013 Annual Meeting
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