Mayor Buckhorn Launches RNC Call Center -- Extra city service to keep residents and visitors informed

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The City of Tampa will implement a customer service call center in support of the 2012 Republican National Convention (RNC). The RNC Call Center will provide up to date information on any additional street closures that may occur, parking options, basic directional assistance, and hospitality information for visitors.

The RNC Call Center number is (866) 762-8687, and is toll-free.

"This is an extra city service to keep residents and visitors in the know," said Mayor Bob Buckhorn. "We've said since the start that this will be a fluid event, and that downtown residents, visitors, and commuters should be as flexible as possible. However, this solution ensures that everyone will be as informed as possible, and help make the Convention a great success for our City."

The RNC Call Center will be activated 8 a.m. on Monday, August 20, 2012 and will be deactivated at noon on Friday, August 31, 2012. It will be staffed and operational 24 hours a day during that time, and there will be a Spanish language speaker available.

The RNC Call Center will not replace normal City operations, business functions, or call centers.

A listing of general information regarding City Services during the RNC can be found on the City of Tampa website at

Additionally, residents, businesses, and visitors are also encouraged to sign up for Alert Tampa to receive important information and emergency notifications on your email, mobile device, or landline phone. Sign up for Alert Tampa online at or via phone by calling (813) 231-6184.