Environmental and Social Justice

It’s well documented that environmental hazards (chemical plants, hazardous waste landfills, and diesel bus terminals) and environmental amenities (open space, parkland, and protected waterways) are often inequitably distributed in the United States, with low-income communities and communities of color suffering disproportionate impacts and investment. The City of Tampa is committed to ensuring planning, development, and environmental matters are viewed through the lens of environmental justice and that no neighborhood is left behind.