The Weekly View: Sulphur Springs, GEOINT Symposium, and More


The Weekly View - Mayor Bob Buckhorn

Monday, April 14, 2014

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Mayor Bob Buckhorn
On Friday, Mayor Buckhorn helped Sara Blakely, the CEO of Spanx and Tampa Bay native, open the newest Spanx store at International Plaza. Blakely is an inspiration to all women, having started a business from the ground up and because of her charitable giving to non-profits internationally that support women and girls.

"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 GEOINT Symposium at the Tampa Convention Center this week is important -- not just in the short term economic benefit it has for our area, but for our long term economic growth. Conferences like this cement the important relationships between MacDill AFB, the defense and intelligence community, and Tampa. "

4/9: ABC Action News: Tampa bets new Sulphur Springs homes will reenergize neighborhood
In the last two years, the City of Tampa has torn down more than 75 condemned, vacant homes in the Sulphur Springs area, assigned more Code Enforcement officers and Police patrols, and installed more than 400 new streetlights. Now, the City is starting to rebuild the neighborhood, starting with about 25 single-family homes. Mayor Buckhorn hopes the efforts will stabilize the neighborhood, and bring new hope for residents.

4/11: Tampa Tribune: Dozens of Tampa restaurants booked for Mac & Cheese Throwdown
Dozens of your favorite local Tampa restaurants are already booked for the Mayor’s Mac & Cheese Throwdown on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.

4/11: Tampa Bay Times: Volunteers will plant fruit trees in three Tampa parks
This weekend, local volunteers with Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful partnered with City of Tampa Parks and Recreation to plant new fruit trees in three parks: Gadsden, Rowlett, and Al Lopez as part of a new effort.
4/13: Tampa Tribune: GEOINT intelligence event expected to boost business locally

This week, more than 4,000 military and intelligence leaders and contractors will come to Tampa for GEOINT Symposium, "the largest intelligence event in the U.S." Conferences like this help to showcase MacDill AFB as well as the thousands of contractors and their companies who call our area home.

4/13:Tampa Tribune: Otto: Tampa still working on 'Next Great City' status
When Mayor Buckhorn talks about Tampa’s potential, he always says that 'to rise, we also have to lift,' meaning that we must support the most vulnerable in our community.


Schedule Highlights
Tues, April 15, 9:30 a.m.
Tampa Port Authority Board Meeting
Tues, April 15, 5:40 p.m.
The Bill Bunkley Show
Wed, April 16, 8:30 a.m.
Greetings to GEOINT Symposium
Wed, April 16, 11 a.m.
Taping of The Mayor's Hour
Wed, April 16, 5 p.m.
Tampa Bay Partnership & Central Florida Partnership Super Regional Leadership Exchange
Thurs, April 17, Noon
Women's Council of Realtors
Thurs, April 17, 2 p.m.
Tampa Hillsborough EDC Executive Committee
Fri, April 18

City Offices Closed

Mon, April 21, 9:30 a.m.

Ribbon Cutting for Tampa Fire Rescue Station #11

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