Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Bay Buzz

The Staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Jeff Vinik and Frank Morsani give $150,000 each to transportation initiative

Jeff Vinik and Frank Morsani give $150,000 each to transportation initiative

TAMPA – All for Transportation, the group pushing a sales tax referendum for transportation projects in Hillsborough County, bills itself as a grassroots  group.But it also has the support of some pretty big players in Tampa.The group has ...
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Tampa City Council kills controversial plan to fill in open waters in Tampa Bay

Tampa City Council kills controversial plan to fill in open waters in Tampa Bay

The Tampa City Council has buried a plan to fill in part of Tampa Bay to create land for expensive homes.Now they're taking action to fill in gaps in the city's comprehensive plan so no one can revive a form of development that went out of style with...
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Bayshore fixes coming, but speakers line up to demand safety on more Tampa streets

Bayshore fixes coming, but speakers line up to demand safety on more Tampa streets

TAMPA — Transportation advocates urged Tampa to think bigger, but city leaders say they're sticking to iconic Bayshore Boulevard with their new initiatives to slow traffic and protect pedestrians and bikers.Nearly 20 speakers laid our their con...
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Good news for Tampa’s budget: property tax revenue higher than expected

Good news for Tampa’s budget: property tax revenue higher than expected

Tampa's budget hole just got a little smaller.The Hillsborough County Property Appraiser's office provided the city with updated property tax revenue figures this week, a boost of $937,406 over the original estimates.The extra cash means more money d...
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Tampa reports small sewage spill

Tampa reports small sewage spill

A faulty plug on a pressurized sewage pipe led to about 7,150 gallons spilling and ending up in a nearby retention pond in north Tampa Sunday, officials said.The leak was in a force main which conveys sewage to the city's Howard F. Curren sewage plan...
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As the Tampa Bay Rays ponder naming rights, they might want to look west to Oakland

As the Tampa Bay Rays ponder naming rights, they might want to look west to Oakland

As the Tampa Bay Rays and their supporters ponder naming rights for a proposed Ybor City ballpark, it might be worthwhile to look at the Oakland A's experience.After all, the A's played in a stadium with a name on it—they just didn't get a cut ...
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Here’s who qualified to run for office in Hernando County

Here’s who qualified to run for office in Hernando County

In Hernando County, seven candidates qualified Friday to run for seats on the County Commission and School Board — and two won spots on the Brooksville City Council.Hernando County CommissionIn the District 2 commission seat...
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No easy ride for three Hillsborough commissioners up for election

No easy ride for three Hillsborough commissioners up for election

TAMPA – All three Hillsborough County commissioners seeking to stay in office will face election battles  this year.The contest for District 4 will be between incumbent Republican Stacy White and Democrat Andrew Davis, who runs an onl...
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Murman files to run for Clerk of the Court in 2020

Murman files to run for Clerk of the Court in 2020

TAMPA – Two weeks after her surprise withdrawal from the race for a Hillsborough County Commission seat, Republican Commission Chairwoman Sandy Murman dropped another political bombshell Friday by filing to run for Clerk of the Circuit Cou...
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Democrat, two Republicans vie for House seat Jake Raburn is leaving

Democrat, two Republicans vie for House seat Jake Raburn is leaving

The race for the District 57 state House seat, where Republican Rep. Jake Raburn has announced his retirement, will include one uncontested Democrat and a two-way Republican primary.On the Republican side, Riverview lawyer Michael Beltran faces Sean ...
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