May 2008 TampaGov News

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Hurricane Evacuation RouteAre You Ready Tampa Bay?
TampaGov has a section that can provide Tampa’s citizens and businesses with tools that can assist them before, during and following emergencies of almost any type. "Are You Ready Tampa Bay" is an initiative allowing residents to be better prepared for disasters by putting together a "Go Bag" or a "Disaster Supply Kit" and develop a "Household Disaster Plan." TampaGov also features tools that allow citizens to look for evacuation zones or read about emergency announcements from the City.

Also, find out more about the 2008 Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo scheduled for May 31, at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI). Learn about the importance of knowing evacuation zones and making an effective plan in the event of a hurricane. Join the City of Tampa and Hillsborough County at this family-friendly event, multi-cultural event featuring vendors, live entertainment, educational seminars, and giveaways.

A Media Resource
The Online NewsCenter is a central repository for news and information about the City of Tampa. Media professionals can explore this section to obtain public records request requirements, city statistics, key media contacts, news conference videos and view other media resources. more…

Traffic Advisory Map
Tired of sitting in traffic? The Traffic Advisory Map can give you the locations of the latest traffic-related incidents and aid you in your daily commute. From hit and run cases to street obstructions, vehicle crashes, and traffic light outages, the traffic advisory facility monitors Tampa Police responses to traffic-related activities in the City. more…

Boards and Commissions
Advisory groups play an essential role in city government. Advisory group members consist of Mayoral and City Council appointees, elected officials, or Governor appointees. Each group is established to secure the participation of City of Tampa residents to promote good government and the effective and efficient delivery of services. more...

Utility Capital Improvement Projects
The City of Tampa is continuing to invest in neighborhoods through important pipeline improvement programs, collectively known as the Utility Capital Improvement Projects (UCAP). UCAP is currently comprised of four water pipeline replacement projects, one wastewater replacement project, and one new water pipeline project. more...


Customer Service Center

The Customer Service Center (CSC) allows you to report non-emergency concerns, ask a question or request city services. City staff will receive and respond to your request via the Internet. This service also allows you to track your request as it progresses through city government.

May Events

Asia Fest 2008
This event is a celebration of "National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month," which has been held in downtown Tampa since 1982. Asia Fest aims to share Asian culture with the public and promote the bond of friendship and better understanding between the East and the West. The event is on May 3 at the St. Pete Times Forum and is free to the public. more...

Asia Fest 2008

Town Hall Meeting
Mayor Pam Iorio will host her second town hall meeting of 2008 on Tuesday, May 6. The meeting will be held at Westshore Elementary School in the media center, located at 7710 South Westshore Boulevard from 6 to 8 p.m. All town hall meetings are free and open to the public and are organized to make city government more accessible to Tampa’s residents. more...

Events this Month May Calendar
Whether you are interested in a Parks and Recreation special event, an exhibition at the Tampa Museum of Art or a public meeting, check out this month's calendar.

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