December 2008 TampaGov News

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Holiday Safety Awareness

With the care and giving of the holidays also comes opportunity for muggers, burglars, and thieves. Don't let what should be a joyful time of year turn to sorrow by becoming an easy victim. Although there is no infallible method to prevent crime, there are many tactics and methods you can use to significantly reduce the odds. more...

Celebrate the Holidays at Santa Fest

Celebrate the Holidays at Santa Fest

Centennial Park is transformed into a winter wonderland on December 6. Watch holiday entertainment, slide down the giant snow slide, tour the Ybor City State Museum, make a holiday craft and get your photo taken with Kris Kringle. Festival hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and all activities are free.

The annual Santa Fest Parade steps off at 4 p.m. Best viewing for the parade is on 7th Avenue between 14th and 19th Streets, and on 19th Street between 7th and 9th Avenues. Download the event flyer for more details.

Mayor Appoints Tampa Housing Authority Commissioner

City of Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio has selected Hersey Jackson, 52, to fill the current resident vacancy position on the Tampa Housing Authority Board of Commissioners. more...

Ybor City’s 7th Avenue - One of America’s 10 Great Streets

Business and community leaders joined Mayor Iorio and the American Planning Association (APA) on November 12 for a sign unveiling ceremony to celebrate 7th Avenue being named One of America's 10 Great Streets for 2008. more...

Ybor City's 7th Avenue - One of America's 10 Great Streets

Tampa Enforcing Regional Changes to Water Use Restrictions

Tampa is enforcing tightened water use restrictions for the establishment of turfgrass and low volume irrigation in response to extreme water shortage conditions in Tampa and surrounding communities. The additional restrictions will be enforced in response to the modified Phase III Water Shortage declaration issued recently by the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) under Executive Order SWF 08-044. Tampa will begin issuing citations for observed violations of the new restrictions on Nov. 28. more...

TampaGov Provides Convenient Way to Submit Request for Utilities Services

TampaGov's Utility Service Start Request provides a quick and easy to use process for requesting the start of water, wastewater, and solid waste utility services at a specific location.


Tampa/Hillsborough County Human Rights Council's 35th Annual Awards Breakfast
The City of Tampa's Community Affairs Department invites you to join them for their annual awards breakfast. The event will be held Friday, December 12, 2008 at 7:30 PM at the Doubletree Westshore Hotel. more...

Winter Break Holiday Camp
Children 5-14 years old are invited to spend their winter school break at one of the nine Holiday Camps the Tampa Parks and Recreation Department is offering. Programs include arts & crafts, sports, computers, field trips and more! Please download the flyer and call the individual centers for specific information.

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



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