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For Immediate Release

For more information contact:
Ali Glisson, Public Affairs Director
(813) 274-8262
City Seeks Members for Community Redevelopment Areas Community Advisory Committees
Tampa, FL November 8, 2012 - The Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Tampa is seeking individuals to serve on Community Advisory Committees for four Community Redevelopment Areas: Channel District (3), Downtown (5), Drew Park (2), and Tampa Heights Riverfront (1).

The purpose of the Community Advisory Committees is to insure that the interests of residents, property owners, businesses and other stakeholders in the area are represented in key decisions. Community Advisory Committees provide input and make recommendations to City staff and the Community Redevelopment Agency concerning their respective areas.

Interested parties must live or work in one of the redevelopment areas or have significant interests within the area. Individuals with a background or expertise in the redevelopment process, such as neighborhood planning, real estate development, or real estate finance are also being sought.

These positions are voluntary. Individuals appointed to Community Advisory Committees serve without compensation.

The application package will be available starting November 13 at the City Clerk's office, 315 E. Kennedy Blvd., Third Floor. Applications are also available on the City of Tampa Community Redevelopment Areas web page: www.tampagov.net/CRA. Applications must be received in the City Clerk's office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 14, 2012.

Two informational sessions will be held to answer questions and to familiarize potential applicants with community redevelopment areas and the role of advisory committees. Interested parties may attend either session.

Information Sessions:

Wednesday, November 14 - 1:30 p.m. OR
Thursday, November 15 - 5:30 p.m.
Tampa Municipal Office Building
306 E. Jackson St. 2nd Floor North (Parking available for a fee in City
lot across Florida Avenue, enter on Kennedy or Jackson)

The Community Redevelopment Agency will appoint members to the Community Advisory Committees at their meeting on January 17, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. in City Council Chambers, Third Floor, 315 E. Kennedy Blvd. At that meeting, applicants may make brief presentations to the Community Redevelopment Agency concerning their background and qualifications.

For more information please contact:
Economic & Urban Development Department

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