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Mayor Bob Buckhorn The Weekly View
Monday December 12, 2011
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Mayor Bob Buckhorn
As part of the Mayor's Hispanic Heritage Committee's annual Holiday Social, Mayor Buckhorn read "Twas the Night Before Christmas" at DeSoto Elementary School before helping Santa Claus distribute gifts to 88 students.
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News Review
  12/9/11 Top Story: City of Tampa announces five proposal submissions for redevelopment of Classic Federal Courthouse

The City of Tampa announced today that five proposals were submitted for the Classic Federal Courthouse. The five companies who submitted proposals to the City were 21c Museum Hotels, The Giunta Group, Ltd., HRI Properties, Impact Properties, and Tampa Hotel Partners, LLC.

“The Federal Courthouse is one of downtown’s most iconic buildings. It will be the cornerstone in a re-energized Zack Street ‘Avenue of the Arts’ and provide a gateway to Curtis Hixon Park and the Riverwalk,”
said Mayor Bob Buckhorn. “I would like to thank these companies for submitting proposals and look forward to making a decision in the near future.”

  12/12/11 Tampa Firefighters to host barbecue and raffle fundraiser for injured U.S. Marine
  Nick Battles, the 19-year-old son of Tampa Firefighter/Paramedic Justin Battles, wanted nothing more than to be a Marine just like his father. Unfortunately, he was seriously injured during a combat simulation on his final day at boot camp that left him paralyzed from the neck down. Although the Marines are paying for his medical care at a hospital in South Carolina, his family is enduring expenses associated with traveling to be with him as he heals. Please join the Tampa Firefighters for a barbecue and raffle fundraiser on Saturday, December 17 at the Tampa Firefighters Museum (720 East Zack Street) from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Donations can be directed to Tampa Firefighters Charities, 3116 North Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33603. Event flyer and details.
  12/10/11 Gun buy-back yields more than 1,000 guns

Dozens were lined up waiting to turn in their guns before the “Save Our Sons, Turn In Your Guns” event. A steady stream of citizens showed up throughout the day until the program ended at 5 p.m. The Tampa Bay Lightning and Kelly Curtis, the widow of slain Tampa Police Officer Dave Curtis, funded the event along with seized drug money. Tampa Police paid $50 for each handgun and rifle turned in at the Seminole Heights Baptist Church. The final count will be complete next week, but the event is deemed a huge success with more than 1,000 guns off the streets.

  12/8/11 Editorial: Good start to a rebound

Mayor Buckhorn joined Hillsborough County Commissioner Al Higginbotham, Plant City Mayor Daniel Raulerson, Temple Terrace Mayor Joe Affronti Sr., Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation chair Rhea Law, and Public Private Collaborative Task Force chair Bob Abberger in authoring this editorial that highlights the Tampa Bay region’s economic progress:

“Since the beginning of the year, we have announced 4,116 new jobs in our community — the highest number of jobs announced for any year in at least a decade. In fact, Tampa has just been ranked No. 3 nationally among the best-performing large metropolitan areas experiencing the highest job growth rate in the summer of 2011…This didn't happen by chance. We have achieved true collaboration between elected officials and the private sector, focused on improving our business climate.”

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Today's Schedule
  Mon Dec 12, 3 p.m. Tampa Port Authority Riverwalk Workshop
  Mon Dec 12, 7 p.m. Greetings - Canterbury Tower Residents Christmas Decorations Citywide Tour
  Tue Dec 13, 10:30 a.m. Tampa Police Department Swearing In Ceremony
  Tue Dec 13, 5:30 p.m. Washington Street Park Dedication Ceremony
  Wed Dec 14, 2 p.m. Employee Service Recognition Ceremony
  Thur Dec 15 Washington, D.C.
  Fri Dec 16, 1 p.m. The Mayor's Hour taping
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