Mayor Jane Castor and City of Tampa Pass Historic Infrastructure Project

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Tonight — Mayor Jane Castor and the City of Tampa secured the passage of a historic infrastructure project that will be the largest investment in Tampa’s history. 

“Strong cities around the world are built on their foundation- safe neighborhoods, reliable city services and steady fiscal stewardship. Tampa’s vote for P.I.P.E.S. was for a historic investment in rebuilding and maintaining Tampa’s water infrastructure and Councilman  Luis Viera, Charlie Miranda, Guido Maniscalco, Joe Citro, Bill Carlson and Orlando Gudes rose to the occasion as they voted to invest in Tampa’s aging infrastructure,” said Mayor Jane Castor. “While it’s disappointing that those chose to ignore the inevitable, I’m encouraged that all of Tampa’s neighborhoods will have a sustainable infrastructure for decades to come.  

“We know that any time we have to increase fees it’s a difficult decision, but tonight, council voted to make sure all of Tampa’s neighborhoods will have a sustainable infrastructure. 

“We also know that some of our residents are on a fixed income and these fees can at times be challenging, that's why we are offering customer assistance to nearly 30,000 of our customers.

“I always say, you never seen a ribbon cutting on an underground project, well, just you wait.”