November 2008 TampaGov News

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Tampa Convention Center Garage Exceeds 100,000 Automated Parking Transactions

Tampa Convention Center Garage Exceeds 100,000 Automated ParkingTransactionsThe City of Tampa Parking Division recently exceeded 100,000 automated parking transactions at the Tampa Convention Center Garage, located at 200 South Ashley Drive.

In August 2007, the City of Tampa replaced the cashier exit booths with conveniently located central pay stations that accept credit card, currency and coin. Since the start of the automated parking garage equipment initiative, roughly 35 percent of the transactions completed at the garage have been credit card payments, reflecting the usefulness of the automated service for patrons.

The Parking Division is using the phrase “pull, pay, be on your way” in order to assist patrons. Upon entering the garage, pull a ticket from the entry dispenser. After parking your vehicle, proceed to the nearest pay station and pay your $5 parking fee. Prior to exiting the garage in your vehicle, insert your paid ticket into the exit verifier and you will be on your way.

For additional information regarding the City’s automated parking garages, please contact the City’s Parking Manager Jim Corbett at (813) 274-8182 or visit

World Series Trophy Visits City Hall

World Series Trophy Visits City HallDHL and Major League Baseball delivered the World Series Trophy to Tampa's City Hall Plaza. After a brief ceremony, fans lined up for the opportunity to see the 2008 Trophy up close and have their picture taken with it.

Mayor Congratulates Rays
 on ALCS Win

Mayor Congratulates Rays on ALCS WinMayor Pam Iorio issued a letter of congratulations on October 20 to the Tampa Bay Rays for clench-ing a spot in the 2008 World Series.

District Emergency Order Allows Increased Withdrawals from the Tampa Bay Bypass Canal

Southwest Florida Water Management District Executive Director David Moore signed a water shortage emergency order (order 08-043) Thursday that will allow Tampa Bay Water to withdraw additional water from the Tampa Bypass Canal to help the City of Tampa Water Department meet its demand for potable water.

Public Workshop on Bicycle and Pedestrian Trail Along South Davis Boulevard

The City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department is holding a public workshop at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 6, 2008 to present conceptual plans for the bicycle and pedestrian trail along South Davis Boulevard. The workshop will be held at the Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex, located at 59 Columbia Drive.

Turn Trash Into Yard Art, Enter the 2008 Recycled Yard Art Contest

Turn Trash Into Yard Art, Enter the 2008 Recycled Yard Art Contest

The City of Tampa Department of Solid Waste & Environmental Program Management will join the Hillsborough County Solid Waste Management Department, in conjunction with the Hillsborough County Cooperative Extension, and the Hillsborough County Fair, to sponsor a Recycled Yard Art Contest. The contest will be held at the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds, located at 4800 N US Highway 301 from Wednesday, November 5 through Sunday, November 9, 2008. more...

Tampa Police Crime Statistics

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TampaGov Offers Online Business Tax Services

Visit the Business Tax Department on TampaGov and enjoy the convenience of online renewals, online lookup, as well as online applications for new businesses. Find answers to frequently asked questions on the department's "How Do I" page.

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Made by Hand Art Show
The Made by Hand Art Show returns to the Kate Jackson Community Center, located at 821 S. Rome Ave. on Saturday, November 22 and Sunday, November 23. The show will feature many unique, hand-made gifts for under $25. more...

Riverwalk Walking Tour
The Tampa Riverwalk Walking Tour takes place on November 1, 15, and 29. Walkers should arrive between 9:45 and 10:00 AM on the pier at Cotanchobee/Ft. Brooke Park, located at 601 St. Pete Times Forum Dr. The guided tour is free and open to the public.

This Month's Calendar
This Month's CalendarWhether you are interested in a Parks and Recreation special event, a convention at the Tampa Convention Center or a public meeting, check out this month's calendar.



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