June 2008 TampaGov News

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Hurricane Season Starts June 1st
2008 Hurricane Season Hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30 each year and the Office of Emergency Management has many online resources to help you get prepared. Learn how to pack a "Go Bag" , assemble a disaster supply kit , and develop a household disaster plan . You can also start the process to locate your evacuation zone and other important information when preparing for or cleaning up after a storm. more. ..

Changing the Business of Government Changing the Business of Government, a three-year initiative announced by Mayor Pam Iorio in 2007, utilizes an internal Efficiency and Effectiveness Task Force (EETF) . The task force explores innovative ways to save time and money, increase revenue, and improve results. Eleven action teams are aggressively moving forward to implement process and culture changes that will save the City millions of dollars each year. You are now able to track the status of these changes.  more…

The Best Water in the State
Water Quality Report The results are in. When you turn on the faucet in Tampa, you are getting some of the best water in the state, thanks to the Tampa Water Department. The department produces and distributes a Water Quality Report for analyses performed on its water in the previous calendar year. The report contains information on Tampa’s water sources, how the water is treated, how the water is tested, specific test results for any compounds detected in the water, and other helpful information.  more...

How to Dispose of Hazardous Materials
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) , every American household contains many hazardous materials. One household on average has three to ten gallons of substances that are considered hazardous. If not stored and disposed of correctly, these chemicals can poison our bodies, drinking water, and air. The Wastewater Department provides more information on domestic hazardous waste and how to properly dispose of them. 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.

June Events

Symposium on Community Trees and the Urban Forest

Symposium on Community Trees and the Urban Forest
Learn about the benefits, current condition and value of Tampa's urban forest in a half-day seminar taking place on Thursday, June 19 at the Tampa Convention Center , located at 333 S. Franklin Street , from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.  more...

A Greening Initiative Community leaders, partners and volunteers joined Mayor Pam Iorio at Fire Station 14 to announce a new Florida-friendly landscape initiative for all City of Tampa fire stations. In the future, through public/private partnerships, all Tampa Fire Rescue Stations will receive new Florida-friendly landscaping. 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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