Connections to Tomorrow – May 2019

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It’s TIME to take a survey! (June 3 – July 28) - Let’s do better, together, as we update Hillsborough’s Long Range Transportation Plan! Hillsborough County will grow to more than two million people by 2045. No single transportation solution will solve our traffic woes as we continue to grow. We need more transportation choices and safe mobility for everyone. This is where you come in… In...
Our staff (and families) cleaned up pretty well on April 27! - May 2019 – On April 27th Plan Hillsborough staff, and family members, participated in the Great American Cleanup sponsored by Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful. The team of volunteers spent their Saturday morning picking up trash along the trails, shoreline, and boat ramp at Riverhills Park in Temple Terrace. The cleanup is a call to action to create more...
Plan Hillsborough leaders selected by APA - May 2019 – Melissa Zornitta, Planning Commission Executive Director, has been appointed to serve on not one, not two, but three committees of the American Planning Association (APA) – the National Nominating Committee, the National Membership Committee, and the APA Foundation Fundraising Committee. Her tenure is through the end of 2019. Melissa Dickens, Strategic Planning...
Plan to join us for the Planning & Design Awards October 29, 2019 - May 2019 – The Planning Commission is proud to announce our 37th annual celebration of excellence in planning and design in Hillsborough County. Winning projects contribute to a better quality of life and serve as models to learn from and emulate. With the emphasis on the importance of great planning in our own region, our...
Community comes together to develop Ybor Vision 2020 - May 2019 – Live or work in Ybor City? Join the Ybor City Development Corporation (YCDC) in creation of the Ybor Vision 2020 Updated Vision & Strategic Action Plan. A community visioning workshop was held on May 15 at the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County. “We were thrilled with the incredible participation of community residents...
A big win for Vision Zero Hero Jackie Toledo and Florida safety! - May 2019 – The National Safety Council says cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year and that one out of every four crashes in the U.S. is caused by texting and driving. Thanks to State Representative Jackie Toledo, who introduced House Bill 107, many lives will now be saved throughout...
National Bike Month celebrations - May 2019 – May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. On May 15, the Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners recognized the benefits and importance of bicycle safety and the many local bicycling advocates with a proclamation. Watch the video, and you’ll see...
Wade’s stolen bicycle story has a happy ending - May 2019 – MPO bike/ped coordinator and liaison to our Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC), Wade Reynolds, was surprised with a BMC Trailfox mountain bike at the May 8 BPAC meeting. Two months prior, while participating in Plan Hillsborough’s Commuter Challenge Week, Wade’s locked bike was stolen from the rack near County Center. As hope...
Tampa dam flow regulated by new sluice gate - May 2019 – Maintaining a minimum flow of fresh water down the lower Hillsborough River has been critical to the recovery and maintenance of this important natural resource. How do you maintain flow when water in the reservoir isn’t high enough to flow over the dam? Until recently, the solution was to use electric powered...
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