December 2009 TampaGov News

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Small Business Opportunities

The City of Tampa issues contracts for a wide variety of services and products.  Some recent examples include: rehabilitation of residential homes, training in the use of night goggles, painting supplies, and installation of portable message board signs.  For more information see our Purchasing Department page.


The Tampa City Council

The Tampa City Council consists of seven members: four district seats and three at-large district seats. To find out who your council member is, simply type in your street address.

Parks & Recreation

Visit the Parks & Recreation web pages regularly to keep track of community events and fun activities.

Santa Fest is sure to get you in the holiday mood as Centennial Park is transformed into a winter wonderland with two giant snow slides, make-n-take crafts and continuous holiday entertainment. The young -- and the young at heart -- can visit with Santa and enjoy holiday entertainment in the courtyard of Ybor State Museum.

The Holiday Santa Fest (PDF) is Saturday, December 5 from 11 .am. - 4 p.m. in Centennial Park, located at 1800 18th Street in Ybor City.

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Employment Openings

The City of Tampa is currently accepting employment applications for the following classes of work.



Tampa Named Top Digital City

e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government and Digital Communities magazine have named the most advanced digital cities in America. The cities were chosen from the results of the ninth annual Digital Cities Survey, which examines how municipalities incorporate information technology into operations which better serve citizens engaging with local government. See how Tampa ranked.

Digital Cities Survey Winner

Department of Solid Waste Holiday Collection Schedule

As a part of the City of Tampa’s Efficiency and Effectiveness Task Force, the Department of Solid Waste & Environmental Program Management has stepped up efforts to streamline operations, increase efficiency and quality of service, while at the same time reduce operating costs. For customers whose regularly scheduled collection falls on a City of Tampa observed holiday, collection will resume on the next regularly scheduled service day. NOTE: Christmas collections will not be affected.

Observed City Holidays Affected:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Spring Day/Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans’ Day


Gasparilla Parade and Pirate Fest set for January 30, 2010

The Gasparilla Parade and Pirate Fest neighborhood maps and information are now available online. These parking, traffic and circulation plans will be mailed out to neighborhood associations in early January. More...


Story of Tampa

The Story of Tampa

In 2003, the City of Tampa's Public Art Program commissioned artist Lynn Ash to create a large painting that would weave together many of the notable aspects of Tampa's unique character and identity. Over the course of three years, the artist researched, met with community leaders, and looked at hundreds of photographs. The end result is a collage of nearly 200 vignettes, portraits, and images that all speak to some aspect of Tampa, both past and present.

The Story of Tampa is a 4' x 8' oil on masonite mural and can be found in the lobby of the Tampa Municipal Office Building. Download an education sheet.


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