Buckhorn Statement on City of Tampa "Operation WIN" Joining Forces with Hillsborough County to Clean-Up Grant Park Neighborhood

03/18/15
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The City of Tampa Code Enforcement's Operation WIN (Working in Neighborhoods) is teaming up with Hillsborough County Code Enforcement this week for phase two of Operation Fight the Blight, which is a joint clean-up effort in Grant Park.

Mayor Bob Buckhorn released the following statement:

"I came into office with a plan that includes a commitment to build strong neighborhoods and in doing so, improve the quality of life for all our residents. Operation WIN is just one of tools we can use to help achieve that goal. Our partnership with Hillsborough County's Operation Fight the Blight, it is a win-win for all the residents in the Grant Park community. I appreciate the County's work on this project and look forward to many more successes through our ongoing partnerships."

For additional information about Operation WIN, please contact Code Enforcement and Business Tax Director Jake Slater at (813) 274-8380 or via email at jake.slater@tampgov.net.

Background

The City of Tampa and Hillsborough County, in partnership with the Sheriff's Office and Salvation Army, will complete these environmental projects using community service workers, and existing resources available resulting in a savings to the current abatement budget.

Community service workers and staff will sweep through the entire Grant Park community for the week concluding on Saturday, December 17, 2011. The initiative will focus on cleaning vacant properties, securing vacant structures, and assisting occupied properties with debris removal.

The City of Tampa kicked off Operation Win in August to increase the City's responsiveness and accountability to its neighborhoods by providing environmental maintenance for illegal dumping in alleys, rights of way, and abandoned or foreclosed properties. Operation WIN is scheduled to have clean-ups in different neighborhoods each month.