December 2010 TampaGov News

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It's a great day
for the Dog Park

You and your dog are welcome in the parks. There are numerous opportunities to enjoy the outdoors with your dog. More...

Environment and
Water Quality

Prior to the urbanization of the Tampa area, a natural balance occurred in the amount of water and nutrients which were delivered to the Bay through stormwater runoff.  As the City has grown, this balance has been shifted with an increase in runoff from impervious surfaces such as rooftops and streets and a greater concentration of human-derived pollutants. More...

New York Times Bestselling Author Lisa Unger Returns to "Mayor's Book Talk"

With an exciting new mystery novel to discuss, bestselling author Lisa Unger returns to the City of Tampa Television (CTTV) studio to talk with Mayor Pam Iorio on the November episode of Mayor’s Book Talk. Her latest book, Fragile, was chosen as a Top Book Pick for Great Summer Reads on ABC’s Good Morning America. More...

Compare Rates on
Monthly Parking

The City presently operates a parking system consisting of 12,621 spaces. Of this number, approximately 11,020 are located in garages and lots and 1,601 are metered on-street spaces. The City operates several garages and lots in the downtown area. Rates for the garages vary for monthly parkers depending on their relative proximity to the most densely developed portions of the Central Business District. More...



Santa Fest - Tampa's Downtown Holiday Parade

Santa Fest returns to downtown Tampa on Saturday, December 4 with holiday fun for the whole family. The festivities begin at 10 a.m. with Tampa's Downtown Holiday Parade. View event details.

The Mayor's Arts Education Fund

Young ArtistQuality arts programs are essential to a vibrant community and make a significant impact in the lives of children. Arts-focused children are more likely to graduate from high school and continue their studies; more likely to enjoy reading; and more likely to be involved in community service. Through this initiative, the city encourages support of arts education including the Musical Instrument Challenge Fund, Visual Arts Challenge Fund and Artist in Residency program. More...

Tampa's Downtown on Ice


Ice Skate in Downtown Tampa

A new tradition comes to downtown Tampa this holiday season -- ice skating in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. The ice skating rink is open through January 2, 2011. View event details.


Lights on Tampa 2011

Lights On Tampa, the biennial program that provides unique platforms for cutting-edge contemporary art and ideas within the public realm, was recognized by Americans for the Arts as one of the 50 most exemplary programs in the past 50 years. More...

Photographer Laureate Program Update

Due to limited resources and an increase in requests for other programs, the Photographer Laureate Program is being adjusted and undergoing a schedule change so that it may continue and maintain its quality and integrity. These adjustments will allow the program to continue. Please look for the Call to Artists for the Photographer Laureate to be released in Summer 2011. Send a Message to Art Programs.


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