April 20, 2018 - 3:30pm

City Hall to light up Tampa Bay Lightning Blue on game days in support of the Bolts in the Stanley Cup Playoffs

Starting tomorrow, City Hall to light up Tampa Bay Lightning Blue on game days in support of the Bolts in the Stanley Cup Playoffs!

 

“I couldn’t think of a better way to cheer on the team than lighting up the historic City Hall as a beacon for Lightning fans everywhere,” said Mayor Bob Buckhorn. “Anytime we can come together to rally support for the Bolts road to the Stanley Cup is exciting for the City of Tampa and the region.”

City Hall Blue

For additional information, please contact:

Ashley Bauman, Marketing & Communications Director

(813) 274-8262

Ashley.bauman@tampagov.net

April 20, 2018 - 1:30pm

Temporary Road Closure of Channelside Drive to begin April 25, 2018 for Roadway and Infrastructure Improvements

A portion of Channelside Drive between S Jefferson Street and Old Water Street will close nightly beginning on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, for roadway and infrastructure improvements.   Eastbound Channelside Drive between S Jefferson Street and Old Water Street will close nightly from 9 pm to 5 am the following morning on the following nights:

 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Friday, April 27, 2018

Saturday, April 28, 2018

 

The intersection at Channelside Drive, E Brorein Street, and Old Water Street will close at 9 am on Monday, March 19, 2018, for roadway and infrastructure improvements.  During construction, northbound left turns from Old Water Street to westbound E Brorein Street will be prohibited.  Additionally, westbound left turns on Channelside Drive at the intersection of Old Water Street will be prohibited.  The intersection of Channelside Drive, E Brorein Street and Old Water Street is scheduled to open to traffic by 9 am on Sunday, April 29, 2018, weather permitting.

 

S Nebraska Avenue between Channelside Drive and E Brorein Street and E Eunice Avenue between S Jefferson Street and S Nebraska Avenue are scheduled to reopen to traffic by 9:00 am on Sunday, April 29, 2018, weather permitting.

 

S Caesar Street between Channelside Drive and E Walton Street will remain closed until Thursday, May 31, 2018. 

 

E Cumberland Avenue between S Nebraska Avenue and S Meridian Avenue will remain closed until Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

 

The public can stay connected with the ongoing construction project by visiting DowntownTampaGrid.com. Questions or comments should be directed to the project team by email at contactus@downtowntampagrid.com or by phone at (813) 607-GRID (4743).

 

A high-resolution map with the City of Tampa's suggested alternate routes can be found embedded below:

 

Traffic Advisory: Temporary Road Closure Channelside Drive to begin April 25, 2018 for road realignment, to be released today, April 20, 2018

 

CWS-18-0000361, CWS-18-0000247, CWS-18-0000193,  CWS-18-0000042, CWS-18-0000007 & CWS-17-0000293

See all road closures at www.tampagov.net/RoadClosures

For additional information, please contact:

Don Cermeno, Construction Engineer

City of Tampa Contract Administration / Construction Management

(813) 635-3400, Don.cermeno@tampagov.net

April 20, 2018 - 9:15am

The Internal Audit Department released its Accounts Receivable, Billing & Leases, Audit 18-08

The Revenue and Finance Accounts Receivable Division is a centralized group responsible for the City of Tampa’s receivables, billing, and leases. A receivable is defined in the Division’s policy as “money owed by customers to the City in exchange for goods or services that have been delivered or used, but not yet paid for.” The Division is responsible for monitoring receivables, billing customers, and pursuing the collection of overdue payments.

The report in its entirety can be viewed on TampaGov.net 
April 19, 2018 - 4:45pm

Tampa Police Arrest New Tampa Burglary Suspect

Tampa Police officers arrested a burglar who sprayed mace on a woman during a confrontation at her New Tampa home.  After a brief search, 33-year-old Matthew Begelman is now in police custody.  The incident took place in the 20000 block of Indian Rosewood Drive shortly after 2:30 p.m. on April 19. 

The female homeowner and her son came home and confronted the suspect who was still inside of their condo.  The suspect, who was later identified as Begelman, sprayed the female homeowner with mace and a struggle ensued over her purse.  Neighbors saw the confrontation taking place and stepped in to help the victim.  Begelman was able to get away on foot with the female victim’s purse along with jewelry he stole before the residents came home. 

                         

Patrol officers, Air Service, K-9 teams, and plainclothes officers responded to the scene.  Hillsborough County deputies also responded to assist with setting up a perimeter.  Officers were able to locate Begelman in a wooded area close to where the burglary took place.  This investigation is still active and charges are pending.

 

Janelle McGregor

Tampa PD Spokesperson

April 19, 2018 - 10:00am

Temporary Lane Closure S Westshore Boulevard to begin April 23, 2018 for Driveway Construction

A portion of S Westshore Boulevard between W Gandy Boulevard and Interbay Boulevard will close daily beginning on Monday, April 23, 2018, for driveway construction.  Private contractor will be installing a new driveway and sidewalk on the west side of the S Westshore Boulevard for a new residential development at 5341 S Westshore Boulevard.  The southbound lane on S Westshore Boulevard between W Pearl Avenue and W Tyson Avenue will be closed daily from 9 am and 4 pm beginning on April 23, 2018.

Southbound and northbound traffic will be maintained in the northbound lane on S Westshore Boulevard at all times during the construction, with delays.

It is anticipated the work will be completed by 4 pm on Friday, May 5, 2018, weather permitting. 

The City of Tampa recommends that motorists use alternate routes to avoid congestion.  Southbound and northbound motorists can use S Manhattan Avenue between W Gandy Boulevard and Interbay Boulevard in lieu of S Westshore Boulevard.

 ROW-18-0000074

See all road closures at www.tampagov.net/RoadClosures

For additional information, please contact:

Catherine M. Coyle, Planning & Urban Design Manager

City of Tampa Planning & Development Department

(813) 274-3100, Option 4; catherine.coyle@tampagov.net

April 17, 2018 - 1:15pm

Temporary Lane Closure of W El Prado Boulevard to begin April 23, 2018 for Sidewalk Construction

A portion of W El Prado Boulevard between S Church Avenue and S Dale Mabry Highway will close beginning on Monday, April 23, 2018, for sidewalk construction.  Private contractor will be installing curb and sidewalk on the south side of W El Prado Boulevard for a new business on the southwest corner of W El Prado Boulevard and S Dale Mabry Highway.  One (1) eastbound lane of W El Prado Boulevard between S Church Avenue and S Dale Mabry Highway will close daily from 9 am to 4 pm beginning on April 23, 2018. 

It is anticipated that all lanes on W El Prado Boulevard will be open to traffic by 4 pm on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, weather permitting. 

The sidewalk on the south side of W El Prado Boulevard will be closed during construction.  Pedestrians will be detoured via signage to other sidewalks in the area, during construction.

The City of Tampa recommends using alternate routes to avoid traffic congestion.  Eastbound motorists can use W Euclid Avenue between S Church Avenue and S Dale Mabry Highway in lieu of W El Prado Boulevard

 

ROW-18-0000598

See all road closures at www.tampagov.net/RoadClosures

For additional information, please contact:

Catherine M. Coyle, Planning & Urban Design Manager

City of Tampa Planning & Development Department

(813) 274-3100, Option 4; catherine.coyle@tampagov.net

April 17, 2018 - 12:00pm

Temporary Lane Closures of Henderson Boulevard and S Lois Avenue to begin April 18, 2018 for Utility Maintenance

A portion of Henderson Boulevard between W Neptune Street/S Grady Avenue and S Manhattan Avenue and S Lois Avenue between W Swann Avenue and W Bay to Bay Boulevard will close nightly beginning on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 for utility maintenance.  A City contractor will be cleaning and relining sewer lines in W San Rafael Street between S Manhattan Avenue and S Clark Avenue.

One (1) northbound lane and one (1) southbound lane on Henderson Boulevard between S Clark Avenue/W Estrella Street and S Hubert Avenue/W San Miguel Street will close on April 18, 2018 between 7 pm and 6 am the following morning.

S Lois Avenue between W Angeles Court and W San Nicholas Street will also close on April 18, 2018 between 7 pm and 6 am the following morning.

W San Rafael Street between S Manhattan Avenue and S Clark Avenue will also be closed during portions of the work.

All lanes on Henderson Boulevard, S Lois Avenue, and W San Rafael Street will reopen to traffic by 6 am on Thursday, May 3, 2018, weather permitting.

The City recommends using alternate routes to avoid traffic congestion.

Northbound and southbound motorists can use S Dale Mabry Highway between W Bay to Bay Boulevard and W Swann Avenue in lieu of Henderson Boulevard or S Lois Avenue.

 

CWS-18-0000270

See all road closures at www.tampagov.net/RoadClosures

For additional information, please contact:

Don Cermeno, Construction Engineer

City of Tampa Contract Administration / Construction Management

(813) 635-3400; don.cermeno@tampagov.net

April 16, 2018 - 4:15pm

Temporary Lane Closures on S. West Shore Boulevard through May 3, 2018 for Stormwater Improvements

 There will be temporary lane closures on S. West Shore Boulevard between W. Bay Way Drive and W. Neptune Street. The closures will occur Monday – Thursday from 9:00am – 4:00pm through May 3, 2018. There will be one lane available for shared north and south bound travel.

All lanes on S. West Shore Boulevard are scheduled to be open by 4 pm on Thursday, May 3, 2018, weather permitting. 

The City recommends that motorists use alternate routes to avoid traffic congestion. The suggested route is S. Lois Avenue between Bay to Bay Boulevard and W. Azeele.

Traffic Advisory: Temporary Lane Closures on S. West Shore Boulevard through May 3, 2018 for Stormwater Improvements

For additional information, please contact:

Peter R. Brett, PE, Manager

Transportation & Stormwater Operations Division

3804 E. 26th Ave.

Tampa, FL 33605

813.274.3101 pete.brett@tampagov.net

 

April 16, 2018 - 10:30am

Temporary Lane Closures on S Franklin Street to begin April 23, 2018 for Building Maintenance

A portion of S Franklin Street between E Brorein Street and Channelside Drive will close beginning on Monday, April 23, 2018.  One (1) southbound lane of S Franklin Street between E Brorein Street and Channelside Drive will close daily from 9 am to 4 pm beginning on April 23, 2018. A private contractor will be removing the concrete facade on the Tampa Convention Center for a new restaurant.   One (1) southbound lane of S Franklin Street between E Brorein Street and Channelside Drive will close from 9 am to 4 pm on April 23, 2018.  One (1) southbound lane of S Franklin Street between E Brorein Street and Channelside Drive will be maintained, at all times with delays.

 

Sidewalks on S Franklin Street between E Brorein Street and Channelside Drive will be closed during both construction periods and pedestrians will be detoured to other sidewalks in the area via signage.

 

It is anticipated that all lanes on S Franklin Street between E Brorein Street and Channelside Drive will reopen to traffic by 4 pm on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 weather permitting.

 

The City of Tampa recommends that motorists use alternate routes to avoid traffic congestion.

Traffic Advisory: Temporary Lane Closure S Franklin Street to begin April 23, 2018 for building construction, to be released today, April 16, 2018

For additional information, please contact:

Catherine M. Coyle, Planning & Urban Design Manager

City of Tampa Planning & Development Department

(813) 274-3100, Option 4; catherine.coyle@tampagov.net

ROW-18-0000553

See all road closures at www.tampagov.net/RoadClosures

April 15, 2018 - 8:15pm

TAMPA POLICE MAKE ARREST IN SUNDAY MORNING HOMICIDE



DATE/TIME:
The incident occurred at approximately 3:30am on 04/15/18.  The arrest occurred at approximately 8:30am.

LOCATION:
The incident occurred at 1434 Estelle St. E. #A325.  The arrest was made at the same location.  

DEFENDANT:
Waitecia Howard, 26 (DOB: 12/27/91), of 7322 Solano Ct. #103, Tampa

CHARGE:
2nd Degree Murder (Domestic Violence)

VICTIM:
Jayvion Parker, 24 (DOB: 09/11/93), of 7322 Solano Ct. #103, Tampa

DETAILS:
Following a party, an argument broke out between Howard's sister and Parker.  During the course of the argument, Howard decided to intercede and armed herself with a knife.  She subsequently stabbed Parker in the upper body.  Tampa Police and Tampa Fire Rescue were called to the scene and provided medical attention to Parker.  Parker was transported to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased as a result of his injuries. 

Through their investigation, detectives were able to identify Howard as the suspect and subsequently developed probable cause for her arrest.  Both Howard and Parker are known to each other and reside together in the same household, although they are not in a relationship. 

Lt. Patrick Messmer
TPD District III