Mayor Buckhorn to Kick Off Operation WIN - Monthly clean up initiative helps improve quality of life in neighborhoods

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One of Mayor Buckhorn's top priorities is to build strong neighborhoods that will help improve the quality of life for all our residents. In an effort to accomplish that goal, the City of Tampa Code Enforcement Department is launching Operation WIN – Working in Neighborhoods. Operation WIN will 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. Mayor Bob Buckhorn will kick off the effort at 8 a.m. on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 4405 North 10th Street between Chelsea and Emma streets.

Operation WIN is scheduled to have clean ups in different neighborhoods each month. Code Enforcement, in partnership with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and the Salvation Army, will complete these environmental projects using community service workers. This initiative will be coordinated with neighborhood groups to gather input for upcoming clean-up efforts. Operation WIN will use existing resources available and is expected to result in a savings to the current abatement budget.

For additional information, please contact Code Enforcement and Business Tax Director Jake Slater at (813) 274-8380 or via email at