Connections to Tomorrow – January 2018

As of August 2017, five agency newsletters from the Planning Commission, Hillsborough MPO, and River Board have been streamlined and consolidated, like the Plan Hillsborough agency itself. Connections to Tomorrow will tell our story as we work together in our community and region towards a thriving future…

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A look back at 2017 - January 2018 – Our 2017 Annual Report highlights many projects and accomplishments our staff has achieved. We continued to strive to exemplify our agency values – Integrity and Trust, Innovation, Transparency, Stewardship, and Servant Leadership, as we serve the Planning Commission, Hillsborough River Board, and Metropolitan Planning Organization, the four local governments, and the citizens...
2045 growth forecasts and scenario planning - January 2018 – The Planning Commission and MPO are working together to forecast how many and where people will be living and working in Hillsborough County in 2045. The forecasts are used to help plan for transportation, schools, water and sewer, fire and emergency services, parks and recreation, and so on. Of course there are...
Public Hearing for changes in election districts for Tampa City Council on January 22 - January 2018 – A public hearing will be held on Monday, January 22, 2018  at 7:30 p.m. in the Planning Commission boardroom on the 18th floor of the County Center at 601 E Kennedy Boulevard in Downtown Tampa. Public comment on a plan for single-member election districts for the Tampa City Council 2019 elections is encouraged....
Info BBQ goes out to The Graham on January 31 - January 2018 – Please join the Planning Commission for our next Info BBQ (Brown Bag Quarterly) on Wednesday, January 31 at The Graham at Gracepoint! The Info BBQ begins at 11:30 a.m. with a complimentary lunch and presentation followed by a walking tour from noon until 1:00 p.m. “We believe affordable housing shouldn’t look like...
Training our emerging leaders for the future - January 2018 – The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) was developed to begin a process for Plan Hillsborough to address the retirement of many of the agency’s current leadership over the next few years. A year-long program that began in January 2017, ELP was designed to train selected staff on the fundmentals of leadership and management....
Imagine 2040 Transportation Plan Amendment Public Hearing on February 6 - January 2018 – A proposed amendment to the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan to widen I-275 from the north end of the Howard Frankland Bridge to the State Road 60 (Memorial Highway) interchange by adding ramps to and from two express lanes in each direction on the rebuilt Howard Frankland Bridge. The project is scheduled...
Register now for the Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit - January 2018 – At the urging of local activists, the Hillsborough MPO has drafted one of the first MPO-led Vision Zero Action Plans in the country. Now we’re organizing the first-ever Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit in partnership with our neighboring MPOs. The event is shaping up to be a guaranteed success with a number...
Crossing county lines… without a car - January 2018 – Today, citizens with disabilities, low income, and other challenges may qualify for rides on Hillsborough County’s Sunshine Line van service, or in Pinellas County on van services provided by Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority. But their trips cannot cross county borders, because the programs are administered county by county. Quarterly, some members of...
Post-disaster recovery training workshop March 1-2 - January 2018 – The Hillsborough MPO and Sarasota-Manatee MPO will convene an All-Hazards Recovery training workshop on March 1 – 2, 2018. The goals of the workshop are to consider the role of transit, intelligent transportation systems, rideshare, and social media tools in hazard events; establish clear lines of communication; and update action plans for moving on after a storm. When Hurricane Irma promised destruction in Florida, more than one-quarter of the...
Baker Creek nutrient source tracking - January 2018 – On November 27, John McGee of Hillsborough County Public Works presented information on the Baker Creek Nutrient Source Tracking project to the Hillsborough River Interlocal Planning Board. This project, cooperatively funded with the Southwest Florida Water Management District, identified sources of nutrients affecting the Baker Creek Watershed, which includes tributaries of the...

 

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