News And Events
News & Notices
|January 30, 2015 - 9:15am||
WHEN: 1/30/2015, 1:30 a.m.
SUSPECT 1: Antwan Gordon, 02/07/1994, B/M, 20 Warnell Street, Plant City, FL
SUSPECT 2: Herbert Stubbins, 9/29/1987, B/M, 3415 53rd Street North, Tampa
DETAILS: Plant City Police Department requested TPD’s assistance looking for a stolen vehicle and information on a shooting in their jurisdiction. Patrol and undercover officers saturated the area and found the vehicle. They initiated a vehicle pursuit that ended at 109th Avenue East and 15th Street and the suspect bailed from the car. Air Service tracked the suspect (Stubbins) who was on foot. Officers discovered his cousin was the suspect Plant City Police were looking for (Gordon). They received information that Gordon was in an apartment at 4606 Citrus Circle where he barricaded himself. Two people were taken into custody at the apartment. At that point, Gordon was in the attic and officers had information that he was armed. The Tactical Response Team and Hostage Negotiators responded and a negotiator convinced Gordon to surrender peacefully.
Please contact the Plant City Police Department for information involving the crimes in their jurisdiction.
|January 30, 2015 - 6:15am||
Tampa Police is assisting Plant City Police Department with a shooting/stolen vehicle offense which occurred in their jurisdiction overnight. Currently the main suspect has barricaded himself in an apartment complex located in the vicinity of 46th/Citrus Cir. Tampa Police have called for their Tactical Response Team and Hostage Negotiator to resolve the situation as peacefully as possible. The surrounding area has been evacuated. The 18 y/o suspect, B/M Antwan Gordan is wanted for shooting at individuals and stealing the vehicle from Plant City. Lt. Stout is on scene.
|January 29, 2015 - 6:45pm||
After working with the victims and narrowing down a description, attached is a sketch of the possible suspect in two West Tampa stabbings. Sketch courtesy of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
Detectives Searching for Aggravated Battery Suspect Tampa Police detectives are investigating two separate stabbing incidents in the same area that appear to be random. The suspect descriptions are similar and detectives believe they may be related. Investigators have reason to believe the suspect may live in the area of the crimes.
SUSPECT: White or Hispanic male, 20-30 years old, 5'7", short curly hair and very skinny.
12/27/2015, 9:30 p.m., 4700 block of Armenia Avenue The victim was walking along Armenia Avenue when the suspect approached her from behind and stabbed her in the chest. She received serious, but non-life threatening injuries. At the time of this crime, he was wearing a dark jacket and blue jeans.
1/20/2015, 8:30 p.m., South east corner of Armenia Avenue and Violet Street The victim was sitting on the bus bench when the suspect approached her and asked her if she was waiting for the bus. She said yes and as she turned to the direction of the bus, the suspect stabbed her in the neck. She sustained serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
|January 29, 2015 - 11:00am||
TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY - Water Transmission Main Segment 2 and Cypress Street Outfall Improvements Project
Start: Monday, February 9, 2015
Cypress Street between Hillsborough River and North Boulevard;
W. Cass Street between North Boulevard and the Cass Street Bridge
Tampa, Fla. (January 29, 2015) – West Cypress Street, from the Hillsborough River to North Boulevard, will be closed to traffic beginning on Monday, February 9, 2015. This closure is for installation of a new 36-inch water main as well as installation of a new stormwater system. Both projects are part of the City of Tampa’s Downtown Utility Capital Improvement Projects (UCAP). This portion of the work is expected to be complete in the spring of 2016.
For Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park parking, please use the temporary parking lot at the intersection of West Green Street and Laurel Street.
Due to the closure of West Cypress Street, motorists traveling east on West Cass Street into Downtown Tampa will experience a lane closure in the south lane between North Boulevard and University of Tampa University Drive. This lane will be used from 7:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. each morning for Tampa Preparatory School’s student drop off. One lane will remain for thru traffic into downtown Tampa.
The City of Tampa recommends that motorists use alternate routes to avoid traffic congestion.
The public can stay up to date on the project by visiting tampa-ucap.com. Questions or comments should be directed to the UCAP hotline at (813) 777-9222. For additional information, please contact Tricia Shuler with CH2M HILL at (813) 874-7717.
|January 28, 2015 - 8:30am||
The City of Tampa is offering free training on how to use the new Accela online permitting system. In person, classroom style training will be conducted at the Development Services Center located at 1400 North Boulevard on February 3rd, and an online webinar will available on February 4th. Both sessions will cover the same content, so there is no need to sign up for both. Please select the appropriate link below to register for one of the sessions.
February 3, 2015 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
February 4, 2015 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
|January 27, 2015 - 4:00pm||
Due to maintenance activities, Video on Demand services will be unavailable from 11:00 pm on Saturday until 1:00 am on Sunday. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
|January 26, 2015 - 2:30pm||
Tampa Police detectives are investigating two separate stabbing incidents in the same area that appear to be random. The suspect descriptions are similar and detectives believe they may be related. Investigators have reason to believe the suspect may live in the area of the crimes.
SUSPECT: White or Hispanic male, 20-30 years old, 5’7”, short curly hair and very skinny.
1/20/2015, 8:30 p.m., South east corner of Armenia Avenue and Violet Street
|January 26, 2015 - 12:00pm||
City of Tampa Traffic & Parking Advisory for the Gasparilla Parade of Pirates - Saturday, January 31
Please note maps of the parade route, detours, street closure times, etc. are available at tampagov.net/Gasparilla. Scroll down towards the bottom for information on this weekend’s parade and activities.
City of Tampa Traffic & Parking Advisory for the Gasparilla Parade of Pirates - Saturday, January 31
Avast ye! The City of Tampa wants you to be prepared for heavier than normal traffic on Saturday, January 31, 2015 in downtown and south Tampa as we batten down the hatches and prepare for great fun and high adventure during the 100th Annual Gasparilla Pirates Fest!
The pirates arrive by sea as the fully rigged Jose Gasparilla sails into Seddon Channel and docks at the Tampa Convention Center at 1 p.m. Then, the marauding buccaneers gather at the intersection of Bay to Bay Blvd. and Bayshore Blvd. for the Gasparilla Parade of Pirates, which steps off at 2 p.m. The parade continues along Bayshore Blvd. to Brorein Street, turns east on Brorein Street, then north on Ashley Drive. The parade ends in downtown Tampa at Cass Street and Ashley Drive.
South Tampa Neighborhood Parking and Circulation Plans
The City is alerting the public of road closures and towing zones to minimize congestion in neighborhoods that border the parade route. “No Parking” signs have been installed in the neighborhoods west of Bayshore Blvd and will be in effect beginning on Friday, January 30, 2015 through Saturday, January 31, 2015. Any vehicles parked on the streets in the affected neighborhoods will be cited and towed at the owner’s expense. Tampa Police advise motorist not to park their vehicle in the “No Parking” areas to avoid having their vehicle towed.
Street Closure Schedule
Sunday, January 18 – Sunday, February 1, 2015
Friday, January 30, 2015 @ 10:00 PM
Saturday, January 31, 2015 @ 3:00 AM
Saturday, January 31, 2015 @ 5:30 AM
Saturday, January 31, 2015 @ 7:00 AM
Saturday, January 31, 2015 @ 9:00 AM
Saturday, January 31, 2015 @ 11:00 AM
Saturday, January 31, 2015 @ 1:30 PM
Saturday, January 31, 2015 @ 3:00 PM
Saturday, January 31, 2015 @ 4:30 PM
City of Tampa Parking Information
For access to the Amalie Arena in the evening, consider using the following garages and lots:
For access to downtown and south Tampa from historic Ybor City, consider using the following garages and utilizing HART services:
HART will be offering extra streetcar, bus, and trolley services. For more information about HART service during this special event, please call (813) 254-4278 or visit www.goHART.org.
Getting to the Straz Center
Drivers attending the 1 p.m. show of the Book of Mormon at the Straz Center are encouraged to take one of the following routes:
From South Tampa
From St. Pete/Clearwater
From North Tampa
See Something Say Something
The Tampa Police Department would like to remind all celebrating pirates to report suspicious activity. If you see something, say something. No tip is too small. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U7kLtBrsoo
Stay in Touch
Updates will also be shared on social media via Facebook on the City of Tampa Government and Tampa Police Department pages, and via twitter @cityoftampa and @tampapd.
|January 23, 2015 - 11:30am||
Standard & Poor’s has upgraded the City’s outstanding water and sewer bonds from ‘AA+’ to ‘AAA’ today. In July 2014, Fitch also upgraded the same Water and Sewer bonds from ‘AA+’ to ‘AAA,’ meaning these bonds hold the highest possible bond rating from two major ratings agencies.
“The economic recession forced everyone to make tough choices, and City Hall wasn’t exempt. Together, we made those decisions and balanced the budget year after year,” said Mayor Bob Buckhorn. “Today, we’re being recognized for our economic stability, and ratings upgrades like this tell investors that Tampa is where they should be putting their money.”
Standard & Poor’s writes that they “consider Tampa's economy strong,” noting the region’s job growth. According to the report, the upgrade reflects “a long trend of strong coverage and liquidity levels” and “continued strong financial performance” of the bonds.
To view the upgrade, please visit tampagov.net.
In 2014, the City of Tampa received four different ratings upgrades. In November 2014, Moody’s Investors Service upgraded the City of Tampa’s solid waste revenue bonds. In September 2014, Standard and Poor’s upgraded the City of Tampa’s Issuer Credit Rating, more generically thought of as the city’s general credit rating, from a ‘AA+’ to ‘AAA’, the highest possible rating for municipal issuers. Also in September 2014, Standard and Poor’s upgraded the City of Tampa’s occupational license revenue bonds from ‘AA’ to ‘AA+’. In July 2014, Fitch Ratings upgraded the City’s outstanding water and sewer revenue bonds from ‘AA+’ to ‘AAA’.
|January 23, 2015 - 11:00am||
Tampa’s Open Data Share has become very popular in the Tampa community since its launch in the fall of 2014. The site boasts 60 datasets linked directly to their geodatabase, ensuring users have access to the most authoritative and timely data to explore and download. Read the full article…
Governments and organizations have been hard at work creating Open Data sites to make their authoritative data accessible, discoverable, explorable, and collaborative. There are over 100 sites in the ArcGIS Open Data site gallery for you to explore! The Site of the Week is a series that profiles one ArcGIS Open Data site each week.