Tampa will hold three town halls on impacts of RNC on residents and businesses

07/25/12 Seán Kinane
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Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn announced Wednesday that he will host three town hall meetings in August on the impacts of the Republican National Convention on residents and businesses.

The meetings will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on August 14 (Florida Aquarium), August 15 (Stetson University College of Law Tampa campus) and August 16 (Kate Jackson Community Center on South Rome Ave.).

The city says there will be representatives from the Tampa Police Department, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, the county's bus service (Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority), and Tampa Fire Rescue, as well as Tampa's transportation and parking divisions, department of solid waste and environmental program management and office of special events.

The Republican National Convention will be in Tampa from August 27-30.

Also Wednesday the Hillsborough County Public Schools Athletics Office announced that the high school football games that had been scheduled for the last day of the Republican convention would be postponed by a day.

Because local law enforcement officers will be tied up with Republican convention-related activities on the convention's last day, Friday August 31, all football games were canceled. They have now been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 1. Many law enforcement officers serve as off-duty security at games and the school district expects enough to be available by that Saturday.

Check out all of our Republican convention coverage here.

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