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Mayor Records

The records of the Mayor's Office of the City of Tampa offer a comprehensive view of the City government. The information contained in these records sometimes exceed the scope of the government and deal with nearly any subject that affects Tampa either directly or indirectly.

As the City's chief executive officer, the Mayor is responsible for the enforcement of laws, appointment and removal of City officers and employees, direction of City departments and divisions, supervision of City property and negotiation of contracts. The Mayor makes recommendations to the City Council for the creation of ordinances and resolutions, and prepares (presents) the annual budget.

The Mayor represents the City on several official boards and authorities which may hold powers of taxation and eminent domain. The Mayor also appoints citizens to serve on numerous boards, committees and authorities which regulate City operations.

The Mayor is elected at large for a four-year term and may not serve more than two consecutive terms. The Mayor must be a city resident for two years immediately preceding the commencement of the term of office.


MAYORS OFFICE
1. Mayors Papers
(1931-1991) --------------------------- 206.6 cubic feet
SERIES DESCRIPTION: This records series consists of, but
is not limited to, Mayors' correspondence, memoranda and
telegrams generated by or sent to the Mayors' Office,
minutes of meetings, publications, reports, feasibility
studies, photographs, maps, drawings and diagrams in the
Mayors' files.
a. Mayor Robert Chancey Papers
(1931-1943) -------------------------- 1.2 cubic feet
b. Mayor Curtis Hixon Papers
(1943-1956) ------------------------- 42.4 cubic feet
c. Mayor J.L. Young Papers
(1956) ------------------------------- 2.0 cubic feet
d. Mayor Nick Nuccio Papers
(1956-1959) ------------------------- 14.8 cubic feet
e. Mayor Julian Lane Papers
(1959-1963) ------------------------- 22.8 cubic feet
f. Mayor Nick Nuccio Papers
(1963-1967) ------------------------- 23.0 cubic feet
g. Mayor Dick A. Greco, Jr., R.L. Cheney, Lloyd Copeland
and William Poe Papers
(1967-1979) -------------------------- 2.4 cubic feet
h. Mayor Bob Martinez Papers
(1979-1986) ------------------------- 58.0 cubic feet
i. Mayor Sandra Freedman Papers
(1986-1991) ------------------------- 40.0 cubic feet
NOTE: Guides for Mayor Chancey's through Mayor Poe's
Papers (1931-1979) are available at the City of Tampa
Archives. Box lists are available for Mayor Martinez'
and Mayor Freedman's Papers (1979-1991).
2. City Celebrations and Special Activities
(1989-1991) ------------------------------- 8 cubic feet
(1987) ------------------------------------ 1 16mm roll
SERIES DESCRIPTION: This records series consists of case
files of City sponsored events available to the public or
segments of the public. Files may include copies of
contracts or agreements, participant and/or performer
information, program details and arrangements, and
photographs, audio and/or video recordings.
3. Routine Correspondence
(1989-1990) ------------------------------- 5 cubic feet
SERIES DESCRIPTION: This records series consists of
routine correspondence of any nature that is not
associated with any specific project or other record
series. This correspondence does not set policy,
establish procedures, form a contract, certify a
transaction, become a receipt, alter personnel status,
set a fee, become a license, or disclose information of a
restricted nature.
4. Feasibility Study Records
(1982-1984) ------------------------------- 1 cubic foot
SERIES DESCRIPTION: This records series consists of
working papers, correspondence, consulting firm reports
and management committee reports investigating various
projects of the Mayor's Office.
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR'S ASSISTANT
1. Routine Correspondence
(1986-1991) ------------------------------- 7 cubic feet
SERIES DESCRIPTION: This records series consists of
routine correspondence of any nature that is not
associated with any specific project or other record
series. This correspondence does not set policy,
establish procedures, form a contract, certify a
transaction, become a receipt, alter personnel status,
set a fee, become a license, or disclose information of a
restricted nature.
MAYOR'S STAFF COORDINATOR
1. Routine Correspondence
(1979-1988) ------------------------------- 5 cubic feet
SERIES DESCRIPTION: This records series consists of
routine correspondence of any nature that is not
associated with any specific project or other record
series. This correspondence does not set policy,
establish procedures, form a contract, certify a
transaction, become a receipt, alter personnel status,
set a fee, become a license, or disclose information of a
restricted nature.