The Weekly View: Panama, Bollywood, and More


The Weekly View - Mayor Bob Buckhorn

Monday, February 17, 2014

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Mayor Bob Buckhorn
Mayor Buckhorn, Representative Kathy Castor, and Tampa Housing Authority officials join Ms. Martha, a 102 year old resident of the Ella at Encore, to break ground on Tempo.

"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 about 60 days, the biggest and best Bollywood superstars will come to Tampa for the International Indian Film Academy Awards, bringing thousands of fans with them to celebrate. This is another big opportunity to showcase Tampa to the world. That's why I am in Mumbai, India this week meeting with key leaders and organizers to ensure that its successful."

2/11: Tampa Bay Business Journal: Buckhorn, Corrada, Higginbotham to travel to India
Mayor Buckhorn joins Visit Tampa Bay's Santiago Corrada and County Commissioner Al Higginbotham traveling to India this week to promote Tampa, the 2014 host of the International Indian Film Academy Awards.

2/13: Tampa Bay Times: Tampa Bay leaders building relationships in Panama
Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp. CEO Rick Homans, Tampa Port Authority CEO Paul Anderson, and Tampa International Airport CEO Joe Lopano flew to Panama City, Panama to promote business and cultural exchange opportunities between Tampa and Panama.

2/14: Tampa Bay Times: Four big opportunities for Tampa Bay to win by wooing Panama
In developing a relationship with Panama, Tampa area leaders are pursuing new opportunities in global shipping, trade, education, and tourism.
2/14: Tampa Tribune: City breaks ground on final Encore segment

Last week, the City of Tampa, in partnership with the Tampa Housing Authority, broke ground on Tempo, adding multi-family residential units to Encore.

Schedule Highlights
Sat, Feb 15 - Wed, Feb 19
Mumbai, India
Thurs, Feb 20 - Fri, Feb 21
Tallahassee, Florida
Sat, Feb 22, 7:30 a.m.
Gasparilla Distance Classic
Sat, Feb 22, 10:30 a.m.
Doctors for America Bus Tour Kick-off
Sat, Feb 22, 11:30 a.m.
Sanatan Mandri Temple Groundbreaking
Sat, Feb 22, 1 p.m.
10th Annual New Tampa Rotary Pigfest
Sat, Feb 22, 7 p.m
Equality Florida Gala
Sun, Feb 23, 8 a.m.

Gasparilla Distance Classic

Mon, Feb 24, 8:30 a.m.

Moffitt Cancer Center Business of Biotech Conference

Mon, Feb 24, 1:30 p.m.

Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority Board Meeting

Mon, Feb 24, 6 p.m.

Mayor's Neighborhood University Graduation

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