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The City of Tampa Mayor's Asian American Pacific Islander Advisory Council proudly presents Tampa's first-ever Asian Film Series on Sunday, May 19th, 2024. The event is being held at Tampa Theatre in celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander…
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Don't be alarmed if you hear explosions, simulated gunfire, and low-flying helicopters on Wednesday, May 8, near the Tampa Convention Center, as U.S. Special Operations Command hosts a thrilling capabilities demonstration from 12 P.M. to 1 P.M.The…
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A City of Tampa Solid Waste Driver is being recognized for going above and beyond his job duties to help a mother find her toddler who had wandered away from home.David Llanos was awarded the Life Changer Award by Mayor Jane Castor and the City of…
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In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, Mayor Jane Castor and the City of Tampa will celebrate AAPI heritage and cultural diversity at the 2024 Tampa Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Festival.The vibrant and colorful…
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In a decision approved by the Tampa City Council, the City of Tampa has cemented its commitment to public safety by entering into an agreement for current Police Chief Lee Bercaw to continue leading the Tampa Police Department. This agreement…
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The City of Tampa is now accepting applications from residents to serve on a non-partisan board that will advise the Mayor and other officials on how to best implement development projects. In 2023, City Council approved the Community Benefits…
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TAMPA, Fla. (April 30, 2024) --  One hundred and seventy-five years after Tampa's incorporation, the city is undergoing the biggest infrastructure overhaul in its history. From massive stormwater improvement…
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In the ongoing effort to enhance Tampa’s urban tree canopy, the City of Tampa is excited to host the third annual Mayor Jane’s Tree Giveaway tomorrow, when 500 free trees will be distributed to community members.  Tampa residents will receive up to…
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City officials, Skanska representatives, and dozens of passionate community members will attend the ceremonial groundbreaking for the transformation of Fair Oaks Park. The $34.7-million project, approved by Tampa City Council last month, will be…
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Mayor Jane Castor today announced the coming departure of our Administrator of Development and Economic Opportunity, Nicole Travis. Travis, who has been in the leadership role since January 2022, will transition to start her own consulting firm…
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A snapshot of Tampa's evolving and growing economy is now available at the click of a button. The City of Tampa has launched its first interactive online tool where stakeholders can view the general economic environment of the region in real-time.…
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Street Renaming Ceremony to Honor James "Jim" Urbanski, Former President of Tampa Tribune The City of Tampa is pleased to announce a special event honoring the…
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In its latest effort to update the vital infrastructure that keeps Tampa healthy and safe, the Department of Wastewater is proud to announce the completion of a new facility at the City’s treatment plant that will save money and improve efficiency.…
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The new Tampa Trash and Recycling App is available in both the Apple App Store and Google Play.    The City of Tampa's Solid Waste Department has launched a new Trash and Recycling App in an effort to make it easier for residents to stay…
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As students with Hillsborough County Public Schools head into Spring Break the week of March 11-15, Tampa Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the Tampa Police Department, is kicking off the start of extended hours for the Stay & Play…
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The City of Tampa will hold its 27th Annual Women’s History Month Celebration on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. The event will be held at the Tampa Bay History Center, located at 801 Water Street. The celebration is free and open to the…
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Everybody get your roll on! As we celebrate Florida Bike Month, gear up and join the City of Tampa on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, for the exciting re-launch of the popular eBike Voucher Program!  The kick-off event will include a hands-on eBike-Rodeo…
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The City of Tampa is taking an important step to maintain its world-class tree canopy while making important infrastructure improvements to the community. The City is expanding the Neighborhoods Design-Build Project to include a pilot program that…
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Tampa Fire Rescue unveiled a significant milestone in the city's commitment to public safety on Monday: the roll-out of eight new vehicles being added to its fleet. The three fire engines, three rescue vehicles, and two ambulance buses, or "…
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Tampa Fire Rescue will unveil its newly completed fire training tower constructed of modified shipping containers on Monday, September 18. PURPOSE: Grand unveiling of the newly constructed firefighter training tower which will be…
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One of the newest inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame is a Tampa native. Fred McGriff, an original player on the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, will be honored on Friday with a proclamation declaring September 22 as “Fred McGriff Day” in the City of…
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The City of Tampa has appointed Abbye Feeley as Director of the Development & Growth Management Department (previously known as the Planning & Development Department). In this role, Feeley will provide oversight for the following divisions…
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With the Key to the City now on the minds of the pirates of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla, city staff across departments are working hard to prepare for their imminent invasion. From public safety, to clean up, it has been 'all hands hoay' the past…
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As a symbol of support and solidarity, the City of Tampa and Hillsborough County are proud to announce the donation of medical triage items and protective equipment to assist Israel during these challenging times. This effort comes as a response to…
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Program Helps Address Climate Change, Resilience and Social Equity Challenges through LEED with Support from Bank of America The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), creators of the LEED green building rating system, announced the City of Tampa is…
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The bearded bandits are at it once again! Tomorrow morning, daring and determined warriors from Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla’s elite Plunder-Team Ten Special Operations Unit will infiltrate Tampa’s outer defenses. Witness as they quickly sweep into…
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Tampa's Vision Zero initiative gaining national acclaim Tampa's ambitious Vision Zero initiative, aimed at eliminating traffic-related injuries and fatalities, has garnered national attention for…
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INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY WITH MAYOR JANE CASTOR, KING & QUEEN OF YE MYSTIC KREWE OF GASPARILLA  Prior to the Start of Children's Gasparilla Parade…
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City of Tampa Solid Waste Kicks Off 2024 3Rs Art & Poetry Contest  The City of Tampa's Department of Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management is accepting submissions for the…
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The City of Tampa Community Engagement & Partnerships team is hosting a panel discussion to educate community members about the proposed citywide curfew ordinance that will impact juveniles 15 years old and under. During the Family Summit,…
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New Mural Honors Local Young Gymnasts A nationally-recognized artist has completed a mural at the Wayne C. Papy Athletic Center honoring the young athletes that attend the center, its renowned…
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Mayor Jane Castor and the City of Tampa’s Mobility Department are proud to announce the completion of the first and second phases of safety improvements on Davis Islands, creating safer streets through new bike lanes and enhanced…
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Today, Mayor Jane Castor and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are celebrating the team's post season success with a banner drop. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers clinched their third straight NFC South title and fourth consecutive playoff run. Mayor Castor,…
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Buccaneers Celebrate Third Consecutive Division Victory with City of Tampa Banner Drop Mayor Jane Castor and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are celebrating the team's post season success with a banner…
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New Bikes Being Delivered to Tampa Kids Through onbikes and Caroling with Castor
For the fifth year in a row, Mayor Jane Castor and community partners will make surprise deliveries of brand new bikes to deserving kids throughout the City of…
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As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prepares to release its drinking water regulations on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as "Forever Chemicals," the Tampa Water Department is exploring a pioneering approach that will…
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It’s that time of year when little elves are working hard to compile a list for Santa to check twice to see who has been naughty or nice. To be extra certain, Santa will be making personalized Christmas phone calls to our youngest City of Tampa…
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Six years after it launched its project to bring affordable homes to our community, the City of Tampa will unveil the third phase of its Infill Housing Program. Eighteen lots will be awarded during Phase III, including some for multi-family housing…
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The City of Tampa is gearing up for a full-scale emergency exercise on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, during which the Tampa Police Department, Tampa Fire Rescue, and 25 participating agencies will train on responding to a mass casualty incident.…
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Mayor Recognizes Homeowners for their Water-Wise Landscape As the Tampa community prepares for stricter irrigation rules due to the regional water…
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Due to this year’s drought, the Southwest Florida Management Water District (SWFWMD) issued a Modified Phase 1 Water Shortage for Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco Counties. This order will limit Tampa Water Department customers to irrigating once a…
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In the summer of 2023 City of Tampa residents had the opportunity to weigh in on key quality of life issues such as transportation, housing affordability, public safety, and parks.  The City of Tampa is committed to engaging the public to help…
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Committed to making Tampa's streets safer for everyone, regardless of mode of travel, the City of Tampa is excited to announce it has been awarded a $2.6 million grant from the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) to create safer…
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One of Tampa's most iconic landmarks, the River Park Tower in Sulphur Springs, is being refurbished for the first time since 1989. Standing more than 200 ft. high, and carrying a near 100-year-old history, the interior and exterior of the structure…
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Today, the City of Tampa launched TPA-WRX (TPA Works), a primary resource for job seekers and employers for career placement and job training. This comprehensive website includes a robust mix of educational resources, live job opportunities, and…
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More Tampa Bay residents are now finding work in some of the area’s leading industries, including financial services, real-estate, and other professional services, according to the City of Tampa’s Workforce Development team.  From 2015 to 2020, job…
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The City of Tampa is excited to welcome members of the public to its City Center at Hanna Avenue in East Tampa. The 161,000 square foot building now serves as a centralized location for multiple city departments, a community gathering spot, and a…
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The City of Tampa has received a $1.75 million grant from the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) Build America Bureau to establish and operate a Regional Infrastructure Accelerator (RIA) office that will help move our region forward…
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The City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department will be unveiling the renovations made to Forest Hills Park with a ribbon cutting ceremony this afternoon. Worth $4.2 million, the improvements and new features include new multi purpose courts for…
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Safety Improvements Completed Along One of Tampa's Most Popular Corridors The first project of the Tampa MOVES citywide mobility plan is now complete and already providing a safer…