July 2008 TampaGov News

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Curtis Hixon Downtown Waterfront ParkRecent trends in and around Tampa’s Central Business District indicate the city’s downtown core is transforming into a thriving urban neighborhood. Currently, the expanded Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is under construction.  This park will serve as a central gathering place for Tampa and it will be home to the new Tampa Museum of Art, already under construction, and the new Glazer Children's Museum. more...

City of Tampa Wins Outstanding Achievement City Livability Awardd
The City of Tampa was the only Florida city presented with a 2008 Outstanding Achievement City Livability Award by the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM). The awards recognize cities and mayors that have initiated programs that improve the quality of life in their communities. Tampa’s nomination focused on its youth programs including the Mayor’s Youth Corps, Mayor’s Mentoring Program, and the city’s newest youth based initiative, the “Mayor’s Book Talk” program on City of Tampa Television, CTTV.  more…

Making Regional Mass Transit a RealityMaking Regional Mass Transit a Reality
One of the City of Tampa's strategic focus areas is to create a mass transit system consisting of both rail and enhanced bus service to serve future generations. Together with leaders across the Tampa Bay area, the City plans to develop a mass transit system that meets the needs of the entire region. Mayor Pam Iorio represents the City of Tampa on the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority (“TBARTA”), which includes the seven counties in the area. The Authority works to promote a seamless integration between regional and local transit systems, coordinate with existing agencies, municipalities and governing bodies and develop and adopt a comprehensive Regional Transportation Master Plan by July 1, 2009. A map of the regional transit initiatives as well as more information and video presentations are available online.  more…

City Offers Ways for Citizens to Help TPD
You can help reduce crime and enhance the quality of life in the City of Tampa by helping the Tampa Police Department. TampaGov offers many ways for a citizen to help. To send information about criminal and suspicious activity anonymously, simply fill out a form in the Anonymous Crime Tips to Police service. You can also request information from the Crime Prevention Unit about protecting yourself and your property against crime or you can learn how to join Neighborhood Watch. You can also help TPD solve a homicide; find a missing person; report information about prostitution activity; and report traffic law enforcement or traffic congestion issues. 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.

July Events

Clean Tampa's Beaches on July 5

Clean Tampa's Beaches on July 5
National Clean Beaches Week is July 1-7, 2008 and the City of Tampa is encouraging residents to get involved to help keep our beaches clean and healthy. The public is invited to join the City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department and the Mayor’s Beatification Program for beach clean-up projects at Ben T. Davis Beach and Picnic Island Beach on Saturday, July 5, from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. more...

Curbside Recycling
The City is expanding its recycling program and as of July 1, residents may place phone books, paperback books, junk mail, cereal boxes, 6-pack soda boxes, office paper and cardboard in their blue recycling bins in addition to the already accepted materials. Recycling is the easiest way to be “green.” Do your part to help conserve our natural resources and “Remember to Recycle” by visiting the City of Tampa Department of Solid Waste, Recycling Division. more...

Events this Month
July 2008Whether 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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