June 2009 TampaGov News

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Tampa Police Memorial

Since 1895 there have been 26 Tampa Police Officers killed in the line of duty. These fallen officers shall never be forgotten. They have made the ultimate sacrifice for the citizens of Tampa. more...

Water Wisely "Tip of the Week" #29

Tip #29: Install a rain sensor on your irrigation system or check to make sure your rain sensor is working properly. Irrigation systems are required by state law and local code to have a properly functioning rain sensor. Tampa Water customers can request a FREE rain sensor online at TampaGov.net/SaveWater or by calling (813) 274-8121.

City of Tampa Water Department Gets Stimulus Funding

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection recently approved funding for several important improvement projects in the city of Tampa. The funding awarded consists of a $23 million low-interest loan and a $2.5 million grant, courtesy of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

TampaGov Video/Media Library

Watch videos highlighting News Conferences, Mayor's Book Talk, The Mayor's Hour or presentations and event videos. Recently added: The Nuccio Park Jaguars, part of the Tampa Bay Youth Football League, received special recognition from Mayor Iorio for their accomplishments. more...

Efficient City Government

Our Goal... “The City of Tampa will be a model for government efficiency and effectiveness, delivering the highest quality of services at the best possible value while providing outstanding customer service in all areas of operations.” more...

"The Mayor's Hour" Takes a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park

The expanded green space of Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park and an extension to the Tampa Riverwalk bring new connectivity to downtown Tampa and the Channel District. This month on “The Mayor’s Hour,” Mayor Pam Iorio and 970 Radio Personality Jack Harris highlight many of the new features of this family friendly downtown recreation area.

“The Mayor’s Hour” can be viewed on CTTV, Channel 15 on Verizon FiOS and Channel 615 on Bright House Networks. The show debuts on Monday, June 8th at 7pm. Replay times for “The Mayor’s Hour” are Sundays at 1pm, Mondays at 7pm, Tuesdays at noon, Wednesdays at 9pm, Fridays at 3pm and Saturdays at noon.




Construction Graphics

New Construction Services
Fee Estimator

This new service provides the ability to estimate the permit fee online for the following types of construction projects, both residential and commercial:

  • New Complete Building
  • Phased Building
  • Shell Building
  • Tenant Improvements / Alterations
  • Additions
  • Miscellaneous Projects


Tampa City Council Lifts Sprinkler Ban

Automatic lawn sprinkling is permitted once a week. Homeowners with addresses ending in even numbers may water on Tuesdays; homeowners with addresses ending in odd numbers may water on Sundays. All sprinkler watering must be completed between midnight and 4 a.m. Watering by hose is allowed on the same days, between either 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. or 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
View Restrictions



Measure for storm shutters

2009 Hurricane Season:
Get Ready Tampa

Forecasters say there is a 70 percent chance of having nine to 14 named storms, of which four to seven could become hurricanes, including one to three major hurricanes. “Get Ready Tampa” has three main guiding principles:

  • Put together a Go Bag

  • Assemble a Disaster Supply Kit

  • Develop a Household Disaster Plan



Riverwalk Update

The Tampa Riverwalk is a project that will create a 15-foot walkway and bike path along the east banks of the Hillsborough River and the Garrison Channel. The pedestrian friendly walkway will be 2.2 miles and will integrate the various activities and destinations found in the downtown area by linking them with an attractive promenade with vibrant public art. View the progress (PDF)....

Volunteer Opportunties in Tampa

Volunteering is a great way to stay active, get exercise, meet friends, learn job skills, build a network of professional contacts and take pride in the community that you live in. Get involved now.



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