March 2009 TampaGov News

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Water Wise "Tip of the Week"

Tip #16: While fertilizers promote plant growth, they also increase water consumption. Postpone lawn renovation that requires increased water use, such as fertilizer applications, during the drought conditions. See ways to cope with drought in your landscape and other ways to reduce your use at

Tampa ties Orlando for 4th Place in America's Most Popular Big Cities

Where would Americans most like to live --and how do they feel about the place they currently call home? A new national survey by the Pew Research Center’s Social & Demographic Trends Project finds that nearly half (46%) of the public would rather live in a different type of community from the one they’re living in now -- a sentiment that is most prevalent among city dwellers. more..

Crosstown Expressway Parking Lots Get New Pay Stations

Parking lots underneath the elevated portion of the Lee Roy Selmon Crosstown Expressway are now equipped with automated pay-and-display pay stations. The Crosstown parking lots are located between Ashley Drive and East Whiting Street. The new pay stations offer credit and debit payment options, in addition to currency and coin payments.

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Customer Service Center:

Contact the City of Tampa Customer Service Center for any non-emergency issue requiring city action. You may initiate a citizen action request, request City services, submit an opinion or question, make payments, obtain forms or research information using this convenient service.

Mayor Pam Iorio's TBARTA Presentation

Video Spotlight:
Mayor Pam Iorio's Presentation to TBARTA

Mayor Pam Iorio discusses the Tampa Rail Plan before the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA).

- Making Regional Mass Transit a Reality

Sister to Sister
Woman's Free Heart Health Fair

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women. Find out if you are at risk and what you can do to protect your heart with a FREE screening. Join us on March 20, 2009 from 7 a.m. until for Tampa's Sister to Sister Women's Heart Health Fair at the Tampa Convention Center.

Sister to Sister

Poet Laureate James E. Tokley, Sr.

Poet Laureate James E. Tokley, Sr.

The City of Tampa’s first official Poet Laureate, James E. Tokley Sr., has also been cited as the Poet Laureate of the National Urban League.


Poems by Mr. Tokley (PDF format
- An Elegy for Clara Frye - PDF
- La Senoras de Los Ladrillos - PDF
- Central Avenue Remembered - PDF
- The Epic of St. Paul AME Church - PDF

View Bio, Videos, MP3's and more here.

Certified Green Logo

Congratulations Tampa!

We are the first city in the State of Florida to bring home the gold on our first application submission! Each day the City of Tampa works toward improving the lives of our residents while making Tampa one of the best cities for people to visit and enjoy. We are committed to making real, tangible improvements that will protect our natural environment for future generations. A sustainable -'Green City', is something that each of us must commit to! More

City of Tampa Government Now on Your Mobile Device

The City of Tampa government Web site is now available for those on the go: view the City Web site on your mobile device at

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