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Mayor Bob Buckhorn The Weekly View
Monday, April 2, 2012
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Mayor Buckhorn joined USF President Judy Genshaft, USF Health CEO Dr. Stephen Klasko, and Frank and Carol Morsani to officially cut the ribbon on downtown Tampa's much anticipated high-tech facility, USF CAMLS.

News Review

  4/2/12 Top Story | Don’t miss Mayor Buckhorn’s State of the City Presentation
  Tomorrow, Mayor Bob Buckhorn will give his official State of the City Presentation at 11 a.m. at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in downtown. You won’t want to miss the mayor recap Tampa’s progress over the last year and layout a roadmap for the future. If you are unable to make it, you can stream the presentation live from your desktop or mobile device. The link to watch live will be available at You can also tweet along to the speech using the hashtag #TampSOTC.
  4/1/12 Tampa Bay Times: Buckhorn lays solid foundation for meeting challenges
  Mayor Buckhorn was officially sworn in as the 56th Mayor of Tampa on April 1, 2011. This Tampa Bay Times editorial takes a look at all that he has accomplished so far, and what is yet to come.

Still, Buckhorn has worked quickly to lay a new foundation for the three years remaining in his term. He asked a panel of developers to recommend ways to flatten the city's regulatory process, using down time in this slow economy to make the city more competitive once concrete starts pouring again. He also brought in the nation's best urban designers to craft a first-ever master plan for the downtown neighborhoods.

Buckhorn is talking up the need to grow and diversify Tampa's economy through partnerships in commercialized health care and other high-tech industries. And he hasn't missed a chance to exploit the media attention for the Republican National Convention, which will be hosted in Tampa.
Read more about Mayor Buckhorn's first year in office.

  3/31/12 Tampa Tribune: Convention spirit can lift city
  The Tampa Tribune editorial page turned an eye towards to the Republican National Convention. Hosting an event of this magnitude does not come without challenges, but we cannot let that overshadow the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to showcase Tampa on the national stage.

There is no question the convention will be a stressful challenge for our community. But it should also generate excitement and business opportunities. Naturally, people are going to fret about the possible inconveniences, but the convention holds enormous promise. Let's be ready to take full advantage of what should be a transformative week for our city. Read the editorial.

  3/30/12 Tampa Bay Business Journal: USF CAMLS’ opening draws national recognition
  After almost two years of touting the importance of USF CAMLS to downtown Tampa, Mayor Buckhorn finally had the honor of officially cutting the ribbon on the revolutionary facility.

CAMLS is expected to draw 30,000 health professionals from around the world annually and have a $5.7 million impact on the Tampa Bay economy, according to figures from University of South Florida.

CAMLS will create jobs that will keep young people in the area and “change Tampa’s DNA,” said Mayor Bob Buckhorn. Read more.

  3/27/12 Business Insider: Tampa named one of Top 10 American Cities For Job Growth
  Tampa has been racking up the rankings lately. This year alone, the city was named one of the Top 10 Cities for Starting a Business, 2nd among Florida cities poised for recovery, Bloomberg’s 8th Best City for Tech Job Growth, and hiring in Tampa was projected to be among the highest in the US. The latest ranking by Business Insider should come as no surprise. Since last January, Tampa has added 19,200 jobs, putting Tampa in 9th place nationally for job growth this year.
Today's Schedule
  Tue April 3, 11 a.m. Mayor Buckhorn's 2012 State of the City Presentation
  Wed April 4, 10 a.m. Mary Lee's House Proclamation for Child Abuse Prevention & Awareness Month
  Wed April 4, 11 a.m. Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta
  Wed April 4, 2 p.m. Development Services Center One-Stop Permitting Shop Grand Opening
  Thur April 5, 9 a.m. Hillsborough County Aviation Authority Board Meeting
  Mon April 9, 11 a.m. Holy Hog Ribbon Cutting
  Mon April 9, 2 p.m. Telecommunicator Week Proclamation
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