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Mayor Bob Buckhorn The Weekly View
Tuesday December 27, 2011
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Mayor Bob Buckhorn
Mayor Buckhorn joined Rabbi Dubrowski and Councilman Harry Cohen to light the Grand Menorah, marking the beginning of Chanukah.
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News Review
  12/27/11 Top Story - St. Petersburg Times: Two-thirds in poll give Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn average or better ratings
  In the first poll since Mayor Buckhorn took office, 66 percent of Tampa residents responded that they approve of the job Mayor Buckhorn is doing. He won high marks for tackling crime (58 percent) as well his downtown redevelopment efforts (59 percent).

“Going forward, [Mayor Buckhorn] has no plans to change his goals, tone or emphasis. He said the poll's results are humbling, but also encouraging.’ What they tell me,’ he said, ‘is that the path we have chosen seems to be the right path.’"
Read the full report
  12/26/11 Tampa Tribune: GOP convention's afterglow may linger
  Next August, the 45,000 Republican National Convention visitors – including an estimated 15,000 members of the media – will provide Tampa with an opportunity for us to tell our story to the world. However, the convention's positive impact may continue even after the crowds leave:

“A review by the Denver 2008 host committee a year after the Democratic National Convention reported $133.5 million in direct economic impact. As in Minneapolis, organizers and city officials said the dollars flowing into the city during the convention were just the beginning." Read the full story.

  12/23/11 Next month on The Mayor's Hour

Jack Harris has called this “the most exciting episode of the Mayor’s Hour in the last 16 years”. Watch Mayor Buckhorn and co-host Jack Harris shoot bad guys and spin out cars as they go through police and other training at Hillsborough Community College’s Ybor facility. Watch the preview now

  12/23/11 St. Petersburg Times: Tampa's new economic competitiveness strategy nears completion

Mayor Buckhorn’s Economic Competitiveness Committee will soon be wrapping up. Recommendations from the committee will include changes to ordinances and codes, processes and technology, as well as staff and organization in an effort to make the City more business-friendly.

"When we come out of this, I think folks will see a very different attitude, a very different culture, a very different process," said Mayor Buckhorn. Read more

  12/21/11 Tampa Tribune: Tampa choosing who will turn Waterworks into restaurant
  Mayor Buckhorn will soon be announcing the new tenant that will be revamping the historic Waterworks Building. Backers of Ellas’s American Folks Art Café, the Columbia Restaurant, Straz Center for the Performing Arts, and Waterworks Enterprises have all submitted proposals to transform the site, located on the Hillsborough River in Tampa Heights.

"This is a fantastic site," Buckhorn said Tuesday. "There are boat slips, a park, a beautiful view. There's a real opportunity here. You could have festivals, food truck rallies, movies, lots of things." Read more

Today's Schedule
  Sat Dec 31, 3 p.m. Tampa Bay Times Forum Celebration
  Sat Dec 31, 5:30 p.m. Outback Bowl/United Health Care Foundation Parade
  Mon Jan 2 City of Tampa offices closed
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