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Mayor Bob Buckhorn The Weekly View
 
Monday, March 19, 2012
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Mayor Buckhorn made Tampa history with his inaugural Mayor's River O'Green Fest presented by Grow Financial on Saint Patrick's Day. The Hillsborough River turned bright green while onlookers enjoyed the view, food trucks, live entertainment, children's activities, soccer collies, and more.

If you missed the event, you can view a time lapse video of the river here.

News Review

  3/17/12 Top Story | Tampa Bay Times: A bigger, better Gasparilla
  Gasparilla has long been Tampa’s signature event. Through the decades, it expanded into an entire season. The recent addition of the Gasparilla Music Festival and the extension of the festivities to downtown have attracted even more visitors to Tampa’s urban core.

The many events comprising Gasparilla have added flavor to Tampa's signature festival. And they have made downtown and its new riverfront Curtis Hixon Park as much the focal point as Bayshore Boulevard. The city has done many things right, from keeping Curtis Hixon a passive park to attracting food stands from local restaurants. Mayor Bob Buckhorn will stretch things out another weekend by hosting today's first-ever St. Patrick's Day festival. There will be music and food at Curtis Hixon, and the city will dye the river green. The city needs to keep programming these events with the public in mind. Gasparilla has become a more inclusive event, and the city benefits from that broad appeal. Read the full editorial.

  3/14/12 Tampa Bay Times: Common sense changes to Tampa development rules
  Wednesday’s Tampa Bay Times editorial gives an overview of Mayor Buckhorn’s efforts to make Tampa a friendlier place to do business.

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn is using the down time in the slow economic recovery to make some common-sense changes to the city's development rules. The proposals would make it easier for developers to navigate the regulatory process and give City Hall a fresh outlook on urban renewal and planning. Read more about Mayor Buckhorn's efforts to grow Tampa's economy.

  3/13/12 Tampa Tribune: Putting a smile on GOP convention
  The Tampa Bay 2012 Host Committee named Mayor Bob Buckhorn and seven other Tampa Bay area leaders as honorary co-chairs. The goal of the non-partisan Host Committee is to ensure the estimated 40,000 Republican National Convention attendees and 15,000 journalists experience the best that Tampa Bay has to offer.

"This is our opportunity, unlike any time we will ever have, to tell Tampa's story," Buckhorn said. "We will never get this opportunity again." Read more.

 
Today's Schedule
  Tue Mar 20, 8:45 a.m. Q105 Interview Mason Dixon in the Morning
  Tue Mar 20, 9:30 a.m. Tampa Port Authority Board Meeting 
  Tue Mar 20, 12:15 p.m. Vinoy Club Business Alliance
  Tue Mar 20, 7:30 p.m. 51st Annual Florida Sports Hall of Fame Dinner and Enshrinement Ceremony
  Wed Mar 21, 11:45 a.m. Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Members Luncheon
  Thur Mar 22, 11 a.m. The Mayor's Hour taping
  Thur Mar 22, 3 p.m. University of Tampa Dormitory Groundbreaking
  Thur Mar 22, 5:30 p.m. Rivergate Tower "Rediscover a Classic" event
  Thur Mar 22, 6 p.m. Starting Right Now Awareness Campaign
  Fri Mar 23, 9:45 a.m. Tampa Downtown Partnership 16th Annual Downtown Development Forum
  Fri Mar 23, 3 p.m. Laser Spine Institute Forum
  Fri Mar 23, 4:45 p.m. Florida Orthopedic Institute South Grand Opening
  Mon Mar 26, 1:30 p.m. Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority Board Meeting
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