April, 2009 TampaGov News

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Sunshine Mimosa: Alternative to Turfgrass

Drought Resistant Groundcover
as Turfgrass alternative

With the strict new water restrictions, replacing turfgrass with more hardy alternatives is a sensible green solution. Sunshine Mimosa is a Florida native groundcover that spreads rapidly, can live on rainwater alone and stays green in droughts. It also has small pink flowers that attract wildlife. More Florida Yard info.

Recent Proclamations
and Special Recognitions:

- Jazz Appreciation Month
- Donate Life Month LifeLink Foundation
- Child Abuse Prevention Month
- Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Day
- Best Buddies Day
- Autism Awareness Day

City of Tampa Television Will Soon Begin Airing Tampa Sports Authority Meetings on CTTV

In an effort to improve our service to the residents of Tampa, City of Tampa Television (CTTV) will begin airing meetings of the Tampa Sports Authority on the channel next month. The first meeting scheduled for taping is the Executive Committee meeting set for April 13, 2009. more..

Getting Reclaimed Water Connected

Currently, residential customers are only eligible to enroll for reclaimed water if they live within the boundaries of the existing reclaimed water service area

If you are in the service area and have not enrolled in the program, you can sign up by calling  (813) 282-7827 or by completing the application and mailing it to the address indicated on the form.

Customer Service Center:
Water Use Violations

Report a water use violation by using the City of Tampa Customer Service Center or you may call the Water Use Violation Hotline at (813)274-8036 and leave a detailed message.



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Water Use Restrictions

Limited rainfall, increasing irrigation demands and decreased flow in the Hillsborough River have caused Tampa’s reservoir level to decline and recover more slowly than in past years. The reservoir is Tampa’s primary drinking water source and Emergency Water Use Restrictions have been enacted to help ensure a sufficient quantity of drinking water for the Tampa community. Violating water use restrictions in Tampa may result in fines ranging from $100 to $450 and a mandatory court appearance.


Finalist Named for 2009
All-American City Award

The National Civic League announced the finalists in the 60th annual All-America City Awards competition, which will be held June 17-19 in Tampa, Florida. The honor is given to ten winners each year for outstanding civic accomplishments. This year’s finalists have created jobs, revitalized their downtowns, and reduced crime, among other accomplishments. Read more...

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Super Bowl XXLIII Community Outreach Report

As the Tampa Bay Super Bowl Host Committee prepares to close its offices, it has compiled a look at the community outreach impact of the Super Bowl. “The viewership and visitor statistics for Super Bowl XLIII are staggering, but equally as impressive was the impact of the Super Bowl from a community outreach standpoint,” said Host Committee Chairman R.A. “Dick” Beard III. More...

Mayor Pam Iorio's State of the City Address

Mayor's State of the City Address

Mayor Pam Iorio delivered the annual State of the City presentation to city employees, residents, and business, neighborhood and community leaders. The presentation, which included a video, highlights the progress that has taken place in Tampa and City government from April 2008 to March 2009.

Free Rain Barrels

Need more water? Capture it with a rain barrel. All Tampa Water Department (TWD) customers are eligible to receive a free rain barrel and a free Water Conservation Kit for attending a Hillsborough County Extension Florida Yards and Neighborhoods (FY&N) Rain Barrel Workshop.

Participants will also learn about other TWD and Extension Service programs that promote sustainable use of Tampa’s water resources.

Pre-registration is required for all workshops. Call the Extension at (813) 744-5519 ext. 144 to register for a workshop or visit hillsborough_fyn.ifas.ufl.edu/RainBarrels.html for more information.




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