The Weekly View: Metropolitan Ministries, Thanksgiving, and More


The Weekly View - Mayor Bob Buckhorn

Monday, November 25, 2013

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Mayor Bob Buckhorn
Mayor Bob Buckhorn speaks at the Metropolitan Ministries annual holiday tent blessing.

"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.

"As we celebrate Thanksgiving with good friends and loved ones, I can't help but note that there is so much to be thankful for in our community -the creation of new parks throughout the city, continued reduction in crime, new developments, and most importantly, a newfound sense of optimism. I am so thankful for all our blessings - big and small - as a community."

11/19: Tampa Bay Times: Tampa history marked with celebration, mayoral portraits
Last week, the City of Tampa hosted a celebration of our history with our mayors, honoring what they have done for us as a community as well as commemorating where we've been and where we are going.

11/19: Tampa Tribune: Crime drops more than 9% in Hillsborough, Tampa
Tampa's crime rate dropped by 9.3% in the last year - continuing a decade long trend of crime reduction in Tampa.

11/20: Tampa Tribune: Tampa tops among Florida cities for support of gays
Tampa is the most pro-equality big city in the state of Florida, according to a new report out from the Human Rights Council. Tampa jumped from its third place ranking thanks to progress in areas of law enforcement as well as policy and political leadership.
11/20: Tampa Bay Times: Tampa Bay ranks among nation's fastest-growing metro economies

Tampa's economy is projected to grow by 3.2% in 2013, making the Tampa area the fastest growing metropolitan area in Florida.

11/23: Tampa Tribune: A welcoming city prospers
Mayor Buckhorn joined Human Rights Campaign's President Chad Griffin and Equality Florida CEO Nadine Smith to pen an op-ed about Tampa's progress on equality issues. As they write, an open city is also open for business.


Schedule Highlights
Wed, Nov 27, 5:30 p.m.
Lighting of the Menorah at City Hall
City Offices Closed
Sun, Dec 1, 3 p.m.
Present awards at the Seaboard Seafood Festival
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