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The Weekly View - Mayor Bob Buckhorn

Monday, May 19, 2014

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Mayor Bob Buckhorn
Mayor Bob Buckhorn joined Governor Scott and local officials to highlight tourism’s impact on Florida’s economy.

"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.

"Tourism supports thousands of jobs locally and pumps in more than $4 billion in economic impact into Hillsborough County. To continue growing our hospitality industry, we have to invest in the infrastructure that supports tourism at the port, the airport, and throughout our region."

5/13: 83 Degrees: Tampa's Nehemiah Project Begins Transformation Of Sulphur Springs Neighborhood
In January 2014, the City began building new single-family homes in Sulphur Springs, making a much needed investment in the neighborhood. The first homes are now for sale. Find out all the details at

5/13: Tampa Tribune: New house for sale in troubled Sulphur Springs
In the last year, the City of Tampa has picked up more than 150 tons of accumulations, increased police patrols, and installed new street lighting in Sulphur Springs, and now, after tearing down nearly 70 vacant, dilapidated homes, new residents are ready to move in.

5/13: WFLA: Tampa to sell first Nehemiah Project house
Last week, Mayor Buckhorn did his best as a realtor and hung the 'for sale' sign on the first Nehemiah Project home in Sulphur Springs.
5/13: Tampa Bay Times: Editorial: Tampa's Wi-Fi is right move

Installing free Wi-Fi for the public in Tampa’s riverfront parks will help “bridge the digital divide” and transform Tampa into a “21st century city” it should be.

5/15: Tampa Tribune: Gov. Scott visits Tampa to discuss tourism increase
Governor Rick Scott came to Busch Gardens last week to highlight the important impact tourism and the hospitality industry have on our local economy.

5/15: Tampa Bay Times: Gov. Scott touts record Florida and Tampa Bay tourism numbers
In 2013 alone, tourism pumped in more than $4 billion to our local economy in Hillsborough County.


Schedule Highlights
Tues, May 20, 9:30 a.m.
Tampa Port Authority Board Meeting
Tues, May 20, 1:30 p.m.
Welcome remarks at Special Operations Forces Industry Conference
Tues, May 20, 5:30 p.m.
City of Tampa Black History Scholarship Awards
Wed, May 21, 10 a.m.
Groundbreaking Ceremony for West End Townhomes
Wed, May 21, 1 p.m.
International Special Operations Exercise
Wed, May 21, 6 p.m.
SOFIC Reception
Thurs, May 22, 11:30 p.m.
Tampa Fire Rescue Chief Russell Spicola Retirement
Thurs, May 22, Noon
Straz Center for the Performing Arts President’s Luncheon
Thurs, May 22, 2 p.m.
Tampa Bay Business Journal Expo
Thurs, May 22, 3:30 p.m.
University of Tampa Board of Trustees
Thurs, May 22, 6 p.m.
Tampa Chamber’s Flag Officers Reception
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