Connections to Tomorrow – August 2019

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It’s TIME to say thank you! - August 2019 – 5,219 thanks that is… one for each of you who participated in the It’s TIME Hillsborough survey! We value your opinion and appreciate the time you took telling us how you’d like to invest in the future of our community. Survey results are being factored into the update of the Long Range...
The Box City planning experience debuts at local summer camps - August 2019 – Plan Hillsborough staff took the Box City planning experience to summer camp at the Tampa Heights Junior Civic Association and Dowdell Middle School in Palm River. Each camp voted on their city’s name, Heaven and Astro World, respectively. The elementary and middle school kids learned about the importance of community planning. As their...
people walking on the riverwalk What do planners do? - August 2019 – The American Planning Association Florida Chapter (APA FL) recently released three short videos describing what planners do and the benefits of APA membership. You’ll see many familiar faces featured throughout in candid interviews about how their planning careers have been enhanced by APA membership. Grab some popcorn and…check out APA FL’s three...
Staff Spotlight: Sharon Snyder - August 2019 – Sharon Snyder | Administrative Specialist II | Tenure: 2.5 years Sharon is extremely organized, which works out well for the number of ways she assists the public as well as planners and administrators across our agency. She’s involved in bigger projects like helping our office manager with the goal of becoming a...
Staff Spotlight: Catherine Welsh - August 2019 – Catherine Welsh | GIS Project Manager | Tenure: 24 years Cathy manages all Comprehensive Plan data, analysis and mapping projects, serving the Planning Commission and each of our four client governments (Tampa, Temple Terrace, Plant City and Hillsborough County). She coordinates with various departments and agencies to establish procedures and work schedules for...
shared mobility mock-up FSU DURP presents shared mobility study to Planning Commission - August 2019 – Autonomous (self-driving) vehicles may change the way we travel and the urban form of our cities in the coming decades. The August Planning Commission Meeting saw the Florida State University (FSU), Department of Urban and Regional Planning (DURP), present a Shared Mobility Project funded in part by The Planning Commission and the Florida...
jeffery lorick implicit bias presentation June’s Info BBQ took a deep dive into Implicit Bias with Jeffery Lorick - August 2019 – There are assumptions, stereotypes, and unintentional actions (positive or negative) we make towards others based on identity labels like race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, or ability. Because our implicit associations are stored in our subconscious, we may act on our biases without even realizing it. This special training with Jeffery Lorick,...
McKinley appointed to MAC Chair - August 2019 – How exciting! Sarah McKinley, our Principal Planner, was appointed on July 31 to Chair the Model Advancement Committee (MAC), a sub-committee of the Florida Model Task Force. The mission of the MAC committee is to evaluate and improve the Florida standard model by: Identifying opportunities for improvement and supporting research and development of...
temple terrace golf cart crossings slider image Temple Terrace looks at potential golf cart crossings - August 2019 – Temple Terrace was designed as one of the first master planned golf communities in the country, and this legacy continues today with golf still a central focus of the City. Most residents can currently use golf carts to travel on local streets in the City, but two large state roads, Fowler Avenue...
regional artery Regional collaboration helps bring home state grants - August 2019 – On July 19, the TBARTA MPO Chairs Coordinating Committee (CCC) held a public hearing and approved an update of new regional priorities, including regionally significant multi-use trail projects. Several Hillsborough projects remain on the candidate list for funding through the Florida SUNTrail or FDOT District-level Transportation Alternatives program. The Transportation Regional Incentive...
houses on river River Board continues to coordinate on resiliency - August 2019 – Climate change is expected to have a dramatic impact on coastal areas in the coming decades. Rivers, particularly near the coastal zone, will not be spared. The lower Hillsborough River, from the city of Tampa Dam down to Tampa Bay, will experience the effects of climate change. This area of the River...
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