Public Invited to Meeting in Hillsborough County Tomorrow to Discuss Transportation and Economic Development part 108/05/13 Robert Lorei
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Public Forum Being Held To Discuss Transportation For Economic Development In Hillsborough County
According to a press release from Hillsborough County government: Hillsborough County will host the first in a series of public forums to gain input as part of a community-wide effort to foster job creation and retention through strategic investments in transportation. The first public forum will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 6 p.m. at County Center, 26th floor, Conference Rooms A and B. County Center is located at 601 E. Kennedy Blvd. in downtown Tampa.
The Transportation for Economic Development in Hillsborough County initiative will develop a roadmap for transportation improvements to enhance the communityâ€™s ability to successfully compete in the economic marketplace. A Policy Leadership Group comprised of the mayors of Plant City, Tampa and Temple Terrace; Hillsborough County Commissioners; and the Chair of Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) is meeting monthly to identify where, what and how to pay for transportation improvements that will stimulate jobs. Through a parallel path, these monthly public forums allow the community to consider the same information and provide valuable feedback to policymakers."
Here to talk about tomorrow's meeting is Tim Heberlein from the Florida Consumer Action Network and Phil Compton from the Sierra Club.