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City of Tampa celebrates Mayor Jane Castors second anniversary in office

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To mark Mayor Jane Castor’s second year in office, the City of Tampa celebrates the achievements and milestones of the current administration. Watch and share the video on FacebookTwitterLinkedInInstagram, and/or YouTube.

Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the administration has achieved major wins in Transforming Tampa’s Tomorrow and the Mayor’s Strategic Goals including, but not limited to: 

  • Passing the first budget starting in the black since the great recession
  • Launching the Bridges to Business vendor certification tour to help small business owners learn how to become certified and work with the City
  • Issuing an executive order recognizing LGBT businesses as part of the City’s Women and Minority Owned Businesses Program
  • Passing P.I.P.E.S. the largest water/wastewater infrastructure renewal plan in the City’s history to replace Tampa’s aging pipes
  • Raising the minimum wage for city employees to $15/hr
  • Launching Intersection of Innovation to engage Tampa’s innovative community
  • Becoming the 2nd City in the U.S. to own its waste-to-energy plant
  • Declaring Tampa as a Vision Zero city to support the mission of eliminating traffic-related fatalities and creating safer streets for all
  • Leading community through the COVID-19 pandemic with critical recovery efforts like $3.45 million in One Tampa relief, Lift Up Local program, distribution of over 650,000 free face coverings, and vaccine distribution
  • Announcing the Rome Yard Redevelopment Plan, an opportunity to restore vacant, underutilized City land to a vibrant community serving many community needs in West Tampa 
  • Announcing a new Mayor’s Workforce Council and Apprenticeship Ordinance that will leverage major City construction projects to provide career opportunities for thousands of local residents

The Mayor’s Strategic Goals were developed as a result of the Mayor’s T3 Advisory Teams that convened in 2019 immediately following the Mayor taking office. These teams formulated a preliminary roadmap for the Mayor’s initial priorities, leading to the current Strategic Goals.

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