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Mayor Bob Buckhorn The Weekly View
Monday, January 23, 2012
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Mayor Bob Buckhorn

Mayor Buckhorn unveiled "Lights on Tampa - Agua Luces," a permanent light installation on four of Tampa's downtown bridges.

News Review
  1/18/12 Top Story | Tampa Tribune: Lights to illuminate downtown bridges
  Mayor Buckhorn and TECO president Gordon Gillette unveiled a plan to light four of downtown Tampa’s bridges – the Brorein Street Bridge, Kennedy Boulevard Bridge, CSX Railroad Bridge, and the Platt Street Bridge. This project, entitled "Agua Luces," is part of the popular "Lights on Tampa" program.

"The Hillsborough River and our historic bridges are two of Tampa's treasured assets, which is why we have invested in opening the river to the people," said Tampa Mayor Buckhorn, announcing the project during a news conference Tuesday. "(This project) will draw attention to these assets, highlight their beauty, and stimulate economic activity throughout downtown." Read more in the Tampa Tribune

  1/21/12 Tampa Bay Times: A walk on the river worth the price

Columnist Sue Carlton took a stroll on the Riverwalk, observing the progress Tampa has made so far and envisioning the future that is just within reach. She encountered museums, parks, and food trucks on the way:

“But now we have a Riverwalk, or at least a modest mile of a planned 2.6-mile ribbon of concrete that would wind from neighborhoods north along the water past hotels and skyscrapers to the movies, restaurants and bars of Channelside down near the aquarium and cruise ships. Boy. Sounds like an actual city there.” Continue reading in the Tampa Bay Times.

  1/18/12 USF Oracle: Professor married to mayor, medicine
  Meet Tampa’s first lady, Dr. Cathy Lynch Buckhorn. She wears a lot of hats as the associate vice president for women’s health at USF, a college professor, a practicing physician, and a mom to two girls. In fact, she may be the only person busier than the mayor himself. Read more about where she and Mayor Buckhorn first met and how they manage to juggle it all. Read the full story.
Today's Schedule
  Mon Jan 23, 1:30 p.m. Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority Board meeting
  Mon Jan 23, 4:30 p.m. Courtesy Visit - His Excellency Francois Delattre, Ambassador of France and Jean Charles Faust, Honorary Consul General
  Tue Jan 24, 7:30 a.m. Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful Annual Breakfast
  Tue Jan 24, 10 a.m. Courtesy Visit - His Excellency Sir Peter Westmacott of the United Kingdom
  Tue Jan 24, 12 p.m. Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla City Hall raid
  Tue Jan 24, 3:15 p.m. Taco Bus Ribbon Cutting
  Wed Jan 25, 8:15 a.m. Leadership Tampa Government Day Program
  Wed Jan 25, 11:45 p.m. Tampa Chamber Women's Series Luncheon
  Wed Jan 25, 3:15 p.m. Sign Unveiling Ceremony - Tampa Riverwalk CapTrust Segment
  Thur Jan 26, 11:30 a.m. First Lady Michelle Obama Goya Foods "My Plate" Promotion
  Thur Jan 26, 2 p.m. HOPE Learning Center 2nd Anniversary Celebration
  Thur Jan 26, 6:45 p.m. West Tampa Chamber Awards Ceremony honoring Charlie Miranda
  Fri Jan 27, 9:30 a.m. TBARTA Board Meeting
  Sat Jan 28, 3:15 p.m. Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla Pirate Flotilla, Invasion, Parade, and Pirate Fest
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