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Mayor Bob Buckhorn The Weekly View
Monday, March 5, 2012
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Mayor Buckhorn throwing some heat to kick off the spring training game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field.

News Review

  3/2/12 Top Story | The Atlantic: Where to Find a Creative Class Job in 2020
  Mayor Buckhorn has talked extensively about the Creative Class and their ability to drive the economy. Creative Class jobs are high-paid, high-skilled positions in fields like science, technology, and engineering; business, finance, and management; law; health care; education; and arts, culture, media, and entertainment. They are the kind of jobs the Mayor is working to attract and grow in Tampa. Recent numbers show that these jobs are on the way. By the year 2020, the MPI projected that Tampa will top the list for the largest gain in creative class jobs at 17.2%. Read the full report.
  3/3/12 Bay News 9: Crime rate falls in Tampa
  Making our streets safer has been a high priority for Mayor Buckhorn since taking the reins last year. The mayor and Chief Castor’s commitment to making Tampa the best place to live, work, and raise a family is reflected in the most recent crime statistics. In 2011, crime dropped by 7.4% and has fallen 64.3% since 2003. See the chart
  2/29/12 Fox 13: After renovations, historic building reopens in Ybor City
  The historic Ferlita Macaroni Factory building in Ybor City has been around for 90 years. With help from the City, TMD Windows and Doors has brought the building, which sat derelict and vacant for years, back to life.

“It’s our history, and it’s important to preserve our history because we want to remember what this community looked like,” Buckhorn said. “This is significant architecture. It’s a significant building in Ybor City.” Full story.

  2/27/12 ABC Action News: Republican National Convention puts Tampa projects on the fast track
  To prepare for the Republican National Convention, Mayor Buckhorn is ensuring that key projects will be completed before the estimated 50,000 visitors pour into Tampa this August. Projects that have been in the works for years, including the Zack Street ‘Promenade of the Arts’, will finally be finished. The best part? Even after the Convention is over, these improvements will still be around for Tampans to enjoy.

"We're not doing this purely for the convention. We were going to do this anyway. This is just a rationale to get it done a lot quicker," said Buckhorn. Watch the video report.

  2/27/12 Tampa Tribune: No vacancy at downtown urban workers housing
  One of downtown Tampa’s newest apartment developments, Metro 510, began leasing its units just this past October. Now, only four months later, the complex is entirely full. The rate in which the complex has filled up demonstrates a real demand for affordable housing in Tampa’s urban center.

"I couldn't be happier how that turned out," Mayor Bob Buckhorn said. Full story.

Today's Schedule
  Tue Mar 6, 8 a.m. Tampa Bay Wave Start-up Bus Kick off
  Tue Mar 6, 9:30 a.m. Mayor Agustin Iglesias Caunedo of Oviedo
  Tue Mar 6, 10:30 a.m. City of Tampa Women's History Month program
  Tue Mar 6, 3 p.m. Historical Monument Trail Inaugural Honorees press conference
  Wed Mar 7, 9 a.m. 2012 RNC Tampa Bay Host Committee's Small Business Network Forum II
  Wed Mar 7, 11 a.m. Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta
  Thur Mar 8 Washington, D.C.
  Fri Mar 9, 10:30 a.m. Tampa International Airport Natural Gas Fuel Station unveiling
  Sat Mar 10, 12:30 p.m. Gasparilla Music Festival
  Sat Mar 10, 6:45 p.m. Delta, Inc 2012 Queen of Hearts Charity Ball
  Sat Mar 12, 2 p.m. Proclamation for Brain Injury Awareness Week
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