The Weekly View: Ybor City Development, Gasparilla Distance Classic, and More


The Weekly View - Mayor Bob Buckhorn

Monday, February 24, 2014

Photo of the Week
Mayor Bob Buckhorn
Mayor Bob Buckhorn and his daughters, Colleen and Grace, lead runners across the finish line at the Gasparilla Distance Classic on Sunday.

"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.

"The Gasparilla Distance Classic is just one of the signature events Tampa plays host to during this time of the year. March is the Gasparilla arts month with large festivals happening almost every weekend celebrating fine art, music, and film. And, don’t forget about
  the Mayor's River O'Green on March 15!"

2/18: WTSP: New development will change face of Ybor City
From transforming 21st and 22nd Streets in Ybor City to potential new developments, it’s an exciting time to live and work in historic Ybor City.

2/18: Tampa Bay Times: Tampa close to deals for Ybor City hotel and apartments
The City of Tampa released two Requests for Proposals to develop vacant, city-owned parcels and are dedicated to creating new economic opportunities in historic Ybor.

2/22: Tampa Tribune: Tampa’s globe-trotting mayor returns
Mayor Bob Buckhorn is back in Tampa after nearly two weeks of nonstop travel. From promoting Tampa businesses in Panama to visitors coming to Tampa from India for the International Indian Film Academy Awards to lobbying the legislature, Mayor Buckhorn has been telling Tampa’s story.
2/24: Tampa Tribune: Henderson: Living proof of the glory that is Gasparilla weekend

All of the runners who participated in the Gasparilla Distance Classic should be proud of their participation and achievement.


Schedule Highlights
Tues, Feb 25, 9 a.m.
Tampa Connection’s Breakfast
Tues, Feb 25, noon
Tampa Rotary Club Centennial Celebration
Wed, Feb 26, 11 a.m.
Mayor’s Hour Taping
Wed, Feb 26, 1:30 p.m.
Countywide Policy Leadership Group
Wed, Feb 26, 6 p.m.
Westshore Alliance 31st Annual Dinner
Thurs, Feb 27, 9 a.m.
Groundbreaking Ceremony MacDill AFB Joint Special Operations University
Thurs, Feb 27, 11:30 a.m.
Luncheon and Discussion of Affordable Care Act with Hispanic Leadership and HHS Regional Director Dr. Jaime Torres
Thurs, Feb 27, 1 p.m.

First pitch at New York Yankees vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

Fri, Feb 28, 8 a.m.

Tampa Bay Partnership Council of Governors and Executive Meeting

Fri, Feb 28, 7 p.m.

American Cancer Society’s Cattle Baron’s Ball

Sat, March 1, 9 a.m

Gasparilla Festival of the Arts

Sat, March 1, 3 p.m.

Tampa Bay Beer Week Keg Tap

Sat, March 1, 8:30 p.m.

Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla Coronation Ball

Mon, March 3, 10 a.m.

Strawberry Festival Luncheon

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