Leaders Work Together to Tackle Key Issues

“I’m all in,” said Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn at the May 22 Workshop on Economic Development, Infrastructure, and Transportation. This Leadership Policy Group, including the Mayors from Tampa, Temple Terrace, Plant City and the HART Chair, was invited by the the Board of County Commissioners to work together toward common economic and transportation solutions for all of Hillsborough County.

PieChart_CooperationThe group agreed upon guiding principles and discussed their expectations. A deliberate process to build consensus on moving all of the jurisdictions in Hillsborough County towards a brighter future with transportation choices and connections to support a stronger economy was outlined.

The Planning Commission and Metropolitan Planning Organization for Transportation are part of the planning partnership supporting this Leadership Policy Group. Late this summer and into the fall, the businesses and residents of Hillsborough County will be invited to participate in developing a clear vision for our region. A dynamic internet tool will allow thousands of people to participate from the comfort of their own homes and offices or at kiosks that will be rotated at various locations throughout the County. The results garnered from the public will provide important data needed for the leaders to build consensus for our region.

Read more about the May 22 meeting in the Times.