September 2010 TampaGov News

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Junk or Trash on Private Property

TampaGov has a service where a City resident can report accumulated junk, trash or debris on private property. Things such as lawn mowers, concrete blocks, lumber, and buckets should be stored away in a storage building or garage. At the very least, they may not be visible from the street and should be behind a fence or wall. File a Report.

Labor Day Office Closing and Residential Collection Schedule

City of Tampa offices will be closed Monday September 6, 2010 in observance of Labor Day .

The residential collection schedule for City of Tampa customers with regularly scheduled collection days on Monday and Thursday will be affected by the Labor Day Holiday. There will be no residential collection on Monday, September 6, 2010. Residential garbage collection will resume on Thursday, September 9, 2010. Residential yard waste and household recycling collection will resume on Monday September 13, 2010. More...

Construction Services

The Construction Services Division, a division of Growth Management and Development Services, is a one-stop shop for all construction permit and inspection needs. The division reviews construction plans, issues permits, and performs inspections to ensure building projects are built safely and in compliance with state and local codes and regulations helping to create a vibrant, livable, and safe-built community. More...

Do you Know Your Irrigation Days?

Water use restrictions are in place year-round 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.

Using water efficiently can help you manage your utility costs. Tampa's Schedule of Rates includes a multi-tier rate structure where the price of each billing unit of water increases as the quantity of water used in a billing cycle increases. This means that using more water will result in a higher utility bill due to the increased tier charges. Watch the video.




FY2011 Recommended Annual Budget Report


Sensible Solutions in Tough Economic Times
FY2011 Recommended Annual Budget

Mayor Iorio delivered the recommended annual budget for fiscal year 2011, Sensible Solutions in Tough Economic Times, to Tampa City Council. Read about how we are working to find sensible solutions to ensure our citizens continue to receive quality services. More..

Prepare to Survive the Storm

Now is the peak of Hurricane Season. Government scientists predicted there could be up to 20 named storms before the 2010 season ends. Historically, many of the past major storms began forming in late August and on into October.

History teaches that a lack of hurricane awareness and preparation are common threads among all major hurricane disasters. By knowing your vulnerability and what actions you should take, you can reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster.

Hurricane hazards come in many forms: storm surge, high winds, tornadoes, and flooding. This means it is important for your family to have a plan that includes all of these hazards. Look carefully at the safety actions associated with each type of hurricane hazard and prepare your family disaster plan accordingly. But remember this is only a guide. The first and most important thing anyone should do when facing a hurricane threat is to use common sense. More...


  Swim Portrait  

Photographer Laureate - The Big Picture Vol. VII
Barbara Jo Revelle - Tampa's Seventh Photographer

Barbara Jo Revelle uses the vérité or "street-shooting" style of photography, which captures people in groups in a "decisive moment." She spent hundreds of hours in crowded places where the public gathers to be part of a community or to have fun. In addition to producing 72 images, Revelle compiled a video collage juxtaposing approximately 450 of the still images taken in Tampa in 2009 and asked the deceptively simple question: "How is it going with you these days?" Regarding the responses she received from this question, Revelle states, "I was very often astonished by the mix of street-savvy, earnestness, unconventional wisdom, crack-pot ideas and wonderful stories." View the Photo Gallery or View the Video.



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