August 2008 Tampa News


Tampa Heights Riverfront Welcomes Beck to the NeighborhoodThe Heights project is going vertical and Beck Development is going Green. Tampa City Council and the Architectural Review Commission recently cleared the way for Beck Development to construct the first building in the Heights project. Construction of the $7 million, 30,000-square-foot building is scheduled to begin this month. The building will be immediately adjacent to the City’s Cable Communication office on 7th Avenue. Beck is setting a high standard for sustainable development in the Heights by seeking the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design “Silver Certification” from the U.S. Green Building Council.

FY09 Citizen's Budget Report Mayor Iorio delivered the recommended annual budget for fiscal year 2009, Commitment to Progress, to Tampa City Council. Read about our commitment to moving Tampa forward and making investments that improve the quality of life of our residents.

Additionally, two public hearings are scheduled for the FY2009 Budget, Commitment to Progress. The meetings will be on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 and Wednesday, September 24, 2008. Both meetings are set to begin at 5:01 p.m. and will be held in Council Chambers, located on the third floor of City Hall, 315 East Kennedy Boulevard.


Ybor City ARTWalk

Get your walking shoes on and join us on the first Saturday of each month for YBOR CITY ARTWalk. Historically one of Tampa’s longest established arts communities, Ybor City has been home to artist studios, galleries, theater groups, and filmmakers for years. While you’re here, don’t forget to visit the Ybor Museum State Park, and numerous historic sites in the Ybor neighborhood. Please join us every first Saturday to celebrate and support our diverse arts community.

Simply park your car and begin your stroll. Parking is free on the streets of Ybor on Saturdays until 9 p.m. or park in any of the conveniently located City of Tampa garages for a nominal hourly fee. You may pick up a map at any of the locations listed on the flyer. We hope you enjoy your Art Walk Experience.

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Parking Meters Removed and New Pay Machines Installed in Ybor City

New Pay Machines Installed in Ybor CityNew parking programs have been implemented in the Ybor City historic district in recent months. This spring, Mayor Iorio announced the removal of 202 on-street parking meters from the district. Parking spaces were transitioned to two-hour parking spaces and new signage was installed that points out the limitations of the two-hour parking, as well as the prohibition of employee and student parking.

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Emergency Preperation KitEach year, as we enter into another tropical storm season, it is important to get prepared. Should a storm threaten our community, we want to make sure you have what you need to weather a storm.

The Tampa area has not suffered a direct strike from a hurricane since 1921, so few people living here today have experienced the damage and disruption one of these storms can cause. The first step in storm readiness is to know what flood evacuation zone you live in. You can find out by picking up a hurricane guide at any fire station, library or going on-line to

If you live in an evacuation zone or manufactured housing, you should plan now where you will go when it is time to evacuate. You don’t have to go very far, just make plans to go to a friend's or relative's house located outside the evacuation zones. If you do not live in an evacuation zone and your house is fairly solid, then be prepared to stay there during the storm. When it comes to hurricane evacuation the saying is “Run from the water, hide from the wind.” In other words evacuate to avoid the storm surge that accompanies hurricanes. Storm surge is the number one killer during hurricane landfall.

To learn more about how to get your family ready for this storm season visit the city's website at


"Cops on Doughnut Shops"Tampa Police Officers went on doughnut duty for the Special Olympics.  They took to the rooftops for the third annual Cops on Doughnut Shops. Mounted Patrol Officer Ellen Shanz and her partner, Mr. Bill, enjoyed a Krispy Kreme jelly-filled doughnut at the drive-thru. The department raised over $40,000 through a series of fundraisers to provide athletes the opportunity to participate in the 2009 Special Olympics.


CTTV "From the Corps" Wins National AwardCity of Tampa Television’s (CTTV) high-energy, teen-oriented magazine program, “From the Corps,” received a first place national award during the 2008 Hometown Video Festival held the first week of July in the nation’s capitol. The show won in the Magazine Shows - Youth category. The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) hosts the Hometown Video Festival as part of their annual conference and trade show. “From the Corps” has won three national awards, and last year also took home a first place prize in Florida Recreation and Park Association’s Media Excellence Awards program.

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Exhibition of City of Tampa's Fifth Photographer Laureate - Marion BelangerThe exhibition of City of Tampa's 5th Photographer Laureate portfolio will be unveiled at the American Insitute of Architects (AIA) Gallery beginning Monday, August 25, 2008. The suite of images, shot by Connecticut photographer Marion Belanger, will be on exhibit through late fall at Gallery AIA, located at 200 North Tampa Street, Suite 100. The gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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