Connections to Tomorrow – December 2018

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Looking forward to continue working with you in 2019! - December 2018 – In accordance with upcoming Hillsborough County holidays, our office will be closed: Monday | 12.24.18 | Christmas Eve Tuesday | 12.25.18 | Christmas Day Tuesday | 01.01.19 | New Year’s Day Monday | 01.21.19 | Martin Luther King Jr Day  
Vision Zero Action Plan one year anniversary - December 2018 – It’s been a year since the MPO Board adopted the Vision Zero Action Plan in December 2017, establishing strategies to end severe crashes in Hillsborough County. The Fall 2018 quarterly report tracks recent progress, accomplishments, and what’s ahead on the journey to zero. Learn more about #VisionZERO813. Please join the Vision Zero...
Welcome new Planning Commissioners and officers! - December 2018 – At our October Planning Commission meeting, Cody Powell, took his oath of office representing Hillsborough County. He is a licensed broker and Vice President of Powell Realty. He has previously served on the Hillsborough County Land Use Appeals Board and is currently a Board Member on the American Cancer Society’s Associate Board...
Industrial land use trends - December 2018 – Industrial lands were a hot topic at the November 19 Planning Commission Meeting. Trends and changes in the industrial market are an indicator of how the industrial market plays into economic development areawide. Today, 64% of industrial land holdings are in Unincorporated Hillsborough County. The City of Tampa and Plant City hold...
Dr. Scott Paine on The HADOC Method for more productive discussion on polarizing issues - December 2018 – Florida League of Cities’ Director of Leadership, Development & Education, Dr. Scott Paine, took a deep dive into the difficult subject of finding common ground in a polarized world at our November 29 Info BBQ. His presentation highlighted these important guidelines: Hear | Accept | Depersonalize | Own | Care Watch the...
Sulphur Springs K-8 scores Safe Routes to School sidewalk grant - December 2018 – The Florida Department of Transportation has awarded a Safe Routes to School grant of  $264,000 to Sulphur Springs K-8 Community School to fund construction of new sidewalks. “The grant is a wonderful example of the collaboration among the school district, City of Tampa, MPO, and FDOT to increase bike and pedestrian safety...
Weigh in on FDOT’s Tentative Work Program at Open House or Online Public Hearing - December 2018 – The Five-Year Work Program is FDOT’s plan for transportation system improvements programmed during the next five years including planning activities, preliminary engineering, right of way acquisition, construction and public transportation projects planned by FDOT and the Florida Turnpike Enterprise. The new Tentative Work Program includes funding for quite a few projects adopted as...
River Board welcomes new member from Hillsborough County - December 2018 – In November, the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) appointed Commissioner Stacy White to the Hillsborough River Interlocal Planning Board. From 2010-2014, Stacy served on the Hillsborough County School Board for the eighth largest school district in the nation with an annual budget of nearly $3 billion and a student population...
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