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Mayor Bob Buckhorn The Weekly View
 
Monday, February 27, 2012
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Mayor Buckhorn wants you to come on out to his Saint Patrick's Day celebration next month. Learn more!

News Review

  2/22/12 Top Story | Tampa Bay Times: Tampa to dye part of Hillsborough River green for St. Patrick's Day
  Mayor Buckhorn is welcoming all of Tampa down to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park for a Saint Patrick’s Day celebration on March 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Hillsborough River will be transformed into a bright green while the park will offer fun for the entire family, including children’s activities, live entertainment, local & Irish beer selections, food trucks, and more.

“St. Patrick’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate our Irish heritage because everyone knows Ponce de Leon was really Ponce O’Leon, an Irishman,” said Mayor Bob Buckhorn. “Bring your family, and enjoy the day in downtown Tampa. This will be a great event with lots to do and see, including a kelly-green Hillsborough River.” Learn more

*Sponsorship opportunities for this exciting event are still available. Please contact Siobhan.Harley@tampagov.net for details.

  2/27/12 Tampa Tribune: Improvements aim to revive Franklin Street downtown
  The influx of new residents to downtown in recent years brings the real possibility that Franklin Street will once again be a vibrant area. Already, new businesses are opening along the corridor. The City is adding lighting, widening walkways, and installing landscaping to entice even more development on Franklin Street. Read more
  2/24/12 Tampa Bay Times: Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn announces big City Hall reorganization
  Mayor Buckhorn has announced a major reorganization at City Hall that will maximize efficiency and save a projected $425,000 a year. With the goal of attracting new jobs and empowering neighborhoods, the mayor has moved two key staff members into positions where they will oversee the departments that deal with either economic development or neighborhoods, which will increase accountability and make Tampa more competitive. Full story.
 
Today's Schedule
  Tue Feb 28, 8:30 a.m. The Tampa Connection 2012 Government Breakfast
  Tue Feb 28, 2:30 p.m. Historic Ferlita Macaroni Factory ribbon cutting
  Wed Feb 29, 8 a.m. Tampa Bay Partnership Council of Governors Meeting
  Wed Feb 29, 2:30 p.m. Manhattan Avenue Trail Segment Dedication Ceremony
  Wed Feb 29, 4:50 p.m. Consul General Louise Leger of Canada
  Thur Mar 1, 9 a.m. Hillsborough County Aviation Authority Board Meeting
  Thur Mar 1, 2:30 p.m. Hillsborough Community College Black, Brown, and College Bound Summit
  Thur Mar 1, 4:30 p.m. City of Tampa Drinking Water Awards/2012 Hillsborough Regional Science Fair
  Fri Mar 2, 10 a.m. 8 On Your Side Health and Fitness Expo
  Fri Mar 2, 12 p.m. USF Inaugural National Academy of Inventors Conference
  Sat Mar 3, 6:30 p.m. Gasparilla/Publix Supermarkets Distance Classic 15k and 5k Race Kick-off
  Sat Mar 3, 9 a.m. Paralympics Sport Tampa Bay Presentation
  Sat Mar 3, 7:30 p.m. Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of Arts Awards Ceremony
  Sun Mar 4, 9 a.m. Gasparilla Marathon 3-5K Kickoff
  Sun Mar 4, 12:30 p.m. First Pitch at NY Yankees vs. Philadelphia Phillies opening game
  Mon Mar 5, 10 a.m. Strawberry Festival Parade Luncheon
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