All posts tagged Mayor Bob Buckhorn

City of Tampa prioritizes parks to better serve and add value to our community

The City of Tampa‘s urban parks provide benefits that include celebrating our culture, promoting health and wellness, spurring economic growth, and keeping the community safe. Going above and beyond, the Tampa Parks & Recreation Department offered free daycare services to our community when our public schools were closed during recent hurricanes Hermine and Matthew. In…

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Riverwalk celebrates new Kennedy Plaza

The current, and several previous Mayors of Tampa, attended the grand opening of the Kennedy Boulevard Plaza segment of the Tampa Riverwalk on March 27 at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. “The Riverwalk has been in the making for 40 years, and it has taken the efforts of six mayors to be completed. Its construction represents the importance…

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Green Artery Celebration Day & Workshop

Mark your calendar for September 28, 2013 for the Green Artery Celebration Day 2013! Join the Green Artery & Mayor Bob Buckhorn for a fun morning of biking, walking, stroller pushing, skateboarding. Special routes will be dedicated for wheelchairs & persons with disabilities. Four Green Artery Perimeter Trail Celebration Travel Routes are planned: Fair Oaks Community…

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Tampa Planners Seek Input on Growth at July 18 Meeting

by Kathy Steele, Tribune staff, Published June 5, 2013 TAMPA-City planners and their consultant, AECom, are seeking people’s ideas for development along the west bank of the Hillsborough River and surrounding neighborhoods just north of downtown. Two meetings have been scheduled. The first, held at Blake High School, was a workshop where ideas and visions…

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$2 Million sought for Laurel Street Bridge repair

TBO.com – By Kevin Wiatrowski – January 22, 2013 Mayor Bob Buckhorn is asking the City Council to approve nearly $2 million for emergency repairs to the aging Laurel Street Bridge after state officials discovered the drawbridge can no longer function properly. Council members will consider the request on Thursday. Inspectors with the Department of…

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Talk of Riverfront Park changes alarms some West Tampa residents

That’s the plea from several West Tampa residents who worried Thursday that Mayor Bob Buckhorn’s musings about the future of Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park are leaving them out of the loop. In particular, residents of the West Riverfront neighborhood are worried that one of the mayor’s ideas, putting a waterfront restaurant in the park,…

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Tampa launches Bright Lights, Safe Nights program

Mayor Bob Buckhorn announced in October an initiative to add 8,400 new streetlights in the city over the next five years. Tampa plans to spend $2.2 million increasing the total number nearly 30% above the current 30,000 streetlights. Buckhorn’s “Bright Lights, Safe Nights” program takes on a problem that contributed to the death of a…

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