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The Weekly View - Mayor Bob Buckhorn

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

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Mayor Bob Buckhorn
Mayor Buckhorn fights off Ye Mystic Krewe and refuses to surrender the city.

"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 prepare to be invaded by Jose Gaspar and his motley crew of pirates, be sure to visit It’s your resource on everything associated with Gasparilla including street closures, parking options, and more."

1/13: Tampa Tribune: Sebelius in Tampa for announcement on health care
Sec. Sebelius joined Mayor Buckhorn to announce that the City of Tampa will open our nine most active recreation centers for residents to enroll in affordable health care. To view which centers are open and when, please visit

1/14: Tampa Bay Times: Bollywood stars greet Tampa Bay as award show tickets go on sale
Last week, Tampa got its first taste of the stars and magic associated with hosting the International Indian Film Academy Awards.

1/15: Tampa Bay Times: Editorial: Closing the Obamacare youth gap
As enrollment numbers show, Americans are signing up for the Affordable Health Care Act. However, there’s still more work to be done and that’s where local leaders like Mayor Buckhorn can come in to help spread the word.
1/17: WTSP: Concrete and Glass: Downtown Tampa's building boom

Downtown Tampa is going through a building boom. This year, the new Le Meridien boutique hotel at the Classic Federal Courthouse and Aloft hotels will open, and construction will begin on Skyhouse Channelside, Martin at Meridian, and Residences on the Riverwalk.

1/18: Tampa Tribune: Indian community helped Tampa land Bollywood awards
There’s no doubt that local Indian community leaders including Doctors Kiran and Pallavi Patel helped to bring the International Indian Film Academy Awards to Tampa. As Tampa looks again to tell its story to the world when Bollywood comes to town in April, there’s also no doubt that the Indian community’s presence here and our pride in diversity will be part of that story.


Schedule Highlights
Tues, Jan 21, 8:45 a.m
Bike Share Roll Out
Tues, Jan 21, 9:30 a.m.
Tampa Port Authority Board
Tues, Jan 21, Noon
Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla Raid on the Mayor’s Office
Tues, Jan 21, 2 p.m.
Tampa Hillsborough EDC Executive Meeting
Wed, Jan 22, 10 a.m.
Groundbreaking on New Homes in Sulphur Springs
Wed, Jan 22, 11:30 a.m.
State of the Port luncheon
Wed, Jan 22 – Fri, Jan 24
U.S. Conference of Mayor’s Meeting
Sat, Jan 25

Gasparilla Pirate Invasion

Sun, Jan 26 , 3 p.m.

International Holocaust day of Remembrance

Sun, Jan 26, 5 p.m.

Tampa Jewish Community Center and Federation Annual Reception

Mon, Jan 27, 9 a.m.

Hillsborough County Aviation Board

Mon, Jan 27, 1:30 p.m

Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority Board

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