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Take the Community Resiliency Information System survey

November 2020 – Plan Hillsborough continues to work on enhancing resiliency in Hillsborough County through planning and collaboration with its local partners. Tropical Storm Eta has passed, but the 2020 hurricane season does not end until November 30. It’s not too soon to consider a plan for the next hurricane season! You can share your…

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MPO staff presented at AMPO Virtual Conference

November 2020 – Allison Yeh and Gena Torres, Executive Planners for the Hillsborough MPO, participated in the 2020 Annual Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (AMPO) Conference that took place October 26-30. AMPO is a transportation advocate for metropolitan regions and is committed to enhancing MPOs’ abilities to improve metropolitan transportation systems. Allison had the opportunity…

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Reporting on the One-Cent Surtax

The Hillsborough County Independent Oversight Committee (IOC) was created in 2019 to oversee spending of the penny tax for transportation projects. The main functions of the IOC are to provide a transparent process by reviewing an audit of the proceeds to ensure compliance with applicable laws and statutes; approve Agency Project Plans; prepare an annual…

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Stakeholders assess minimum flow of the Hillsborough River

November 2020 – Gone are the days when the lower river was a stagnant backwater without any water flowing down from the middle river. The Lower Hillsborough River running through Tampa is once again healthy for wildlife and recreation. This is in no small part due to the establishment of a regulatory minimum flow of…

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Request for Qualifications : Approved Consultant Service Provider list

The Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission is seeking applicants for placement on the agency’s Approved Consultant Service Provider List through 9/30/2022. The Planning Commission uses the list to select consultants for forthcoming projects. The Planning Commission is seeking qualified applicants to provide various consultant services, such as General Planning, Facilitation, Management Training, Graphic Design, Public…

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Congratulations Katrina & Jennifer!

October 2020 – Please join us in congratulating Katrina Corcoran, AICP and Jennifer Malone, AICP on their recent election to the Executive Committee of the Sun Coast Section of the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association. Katrina is Chair-Elect and Jennifer is the Hillsborough Area Director. Katrina will become the Sun Coast Chair in…

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Our meetings will continue to be accessible online

October 2020 – The Governor has not extended his executive order for virtual meetings past October. Plan Hillsborough is working out the details to allow for a quorum of our boards and committees to meet in person, socially distanced with masks. We will continue to televise and live-stream meetings online as we have since March….

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Staff Spotlight: Albert Marrero

Albert Marrero | Planning Support Specialist |Tenure: 1 Year As a Planning Support Specialist, Albert intakes plan amendment applications for Unincorporated Hillsborough County and maintains and updates the supporting materials through the adoption of the amendment. In addition, he maintains and updates all county amendments on the website, is the fleet coordinator for the agency’s…

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Staff Spotlight: Mariann Abrahamsen

Mariann Abrahamsen | Senior Planner | Tenure: 1 year 2 months Mariann Abrahamsen is a Senior Planner with the Strategic Planning, Environment and Research (SPEAR) team. She is currently assisting the SPEAR team with the ongoing Residential Planned-2 (RP-2) Future Land Use Study and the Unincorporated Hillsborough County Housing Element update. Prior to her career…

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City of Tampa launches neighborhood commercial district planning program

TAMPA, FL (October 5, 2020) — The City of Tampa Planning Department has launched an initiative to help develop plans to enhance and preserve the quality of the City’s neighborhood commercial districts. The Neighborhood Commercial District Planning Program will involve the City working closely with neighborhood community groups to build upon and strengthen each district’s…

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3rd Annual Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit to be held virtually

October 2020 – On behalf of the MPO Chairs Coordinating Committee, the Sarasota/Manatee MPO is hosting the region’s 3rd Annual Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit November 16 – 19, 2020. This educational event is being held virtually for the first time due to the pandemic.  Participants in the summit will hear the latest insights on…

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Planning for Resilient Transportation

October 2020 – Last year, the U.S. was affected by 14 separate billion-dollar weather and climate disasters. We are currently in the midst of the 2020 hurricane season, so this year’s numbers are not yet in. Allison Yeh, AICP, LEED GA, Executive Planner, was invited to participate on a panel for the Federal Highway Administration…

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It’s All Love in Cycling

October 2020 – A new pro-bicycle movement called All Love Rideout is taking the Tampa Bay area by storm. Love, health, and community are the group’s primary values as they encourage new riders, youth, women, and people from all walks of life to take the streets together on bikes. Ron Henry, Sr. nearly lost his…

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