February 2012 TampaGov News


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Gasparilla Distance Classic: March 3 & 4

Race weekend is fast approaching. Register Online.

Buckhorn Announces Opportunity Corridors Project

Mayor Bob Buckhorn announced that Opportunity Corridors will be built throughout the City of Tampa, beginning with Ashley Drive in downtown Tampa. More...

Façade Grant Program

The CRA Façade Improvement
Program provides property owners a grant to improve the appearance of their properties in designated areas
of Tampa’s Community
Redevelopment Area (CRAs). More..

Sant' Yago Knight Parade

The Sant' Yago Knight Parade is a colorful celebration of civic pride beaming with illuminated floats, costumed participants, plenty of music, dancing in the streets and lots of beads! The Krewe of the Knights of Sant' Yago invite you to celebrate on Saturday, February 18 at 7 p.m. in Ybor City. Parade proceeds benefit the Krewe of Sant' Yago Education Foundation. Parade Map (PDF)


USF Park

Two of Tampa Parks Honored
by the Florida Native Plant Society

Two of Tampa's parks, Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park and USF Park, received a 2011 Landscape Award from the Florida Native Plant Society for their high quality native plant landscapes. More...

Follow Mayor Bob Buckhorn on Foursquare

Follow Mayor Bob Buckhorn on Foursquare

Acting as a virtual tour guide to the city's attractions, Mayor Bob Buckhorn highlights Tampa's must-see places on Foursquare. Lists include attractions, dining/shopping, government buildings and city parks. Government Technology recently posted an article on Mayor Buckhorn's new Foursquare account.

This Month on the Mayor's Hour

Mayor Bob Buckhorn and 970 Radio Personality Jack Harris visited Tampa General Hospital, one of the most comprehensive medical facilities in West Central Florida, to take a tour of this state-of-the-art facility. From critical care at the Jennifer Leigh Muma Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, to the hospital flight pad where a fleet of Aeromedical helicopters are at the ready, The Mayor's Hour takes you behind the scenes at TGH. Watch...

March Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta

The secret is out! A great way to grab lunch with friends and enjoy downtown Tampa is at the Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta -- the first Wednesday of every month. The next Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta will be Wednesday, March 7, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lykes Gaslight Square at 410 N. Franklin St. in beautiful downtown Tampa. www.tampagov.net/foodtruck

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