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Tampa breaks ground on one of largest city park projects to date

Listen: One of the largest projects undertaken by the Tampa’s Parks and Recreation department has begun. The groundbreaking of a new recreation complex happened Friday in East Tampa. Community leaders and developers gathered to celebrate...

Tampa City Council considers the mayor’s budget, and how to make room for affordable housing

City improvements in parks, roads, housing, and public safety are all included in the mayor’s budget proposal that would raise Tampa’s millage rate by 16%. Last night at a budget workshop, Tampa City Council tried...

Tampa mayor, city council sworn in

 Listen: Mayor Jane Castor and seven City Council members were sworn in for new, four-year terms today.  The ceremony marked the beginning of Mayor Castor’s second term and the start of a new council term....
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UPDATE: St. Petersburg passes a housing-density increase; it draws mixed reactions from local groups

Listen: Update: On Thursday evening after this story aired St. Pete City Council passed the housing-density increase. The St Petersburg city council will vote on a measure to increase housing density in the city, however,...

Tampa Bay area leaders commit to fix housing and flooding problems at forum

The Hillsborough Organization for Progress and Equality, or HOPE is composed of 25 interfaith and interracial member congregations. They sought to get commitments from local public officials to attain criminal justice reform, housing and mental...
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St Pete is proceeding with a proposal to have stronger protections for renters

St Petersburg city council committee is proceeding with a proposal to have stronger protections for renters.
St. Petersburg City Council member St. Pete Lisa Wheeler-Bowman

St Petersburg City Council Member resigns

Lisa Wheeler-Bowman, a city council member in St Pete, is stepping down because she does not live in the district she represents.
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WaveMakers: Tampa Neighborhoods with Stephanie Poyner

Stephanie Poyner of the Tampa Homeowners Association of Neighborhoods and Creative Loafing's Justin Garcia talk about tensions in Tampa.

City of Tampa municipal election results (spoiler-there will be a runoff)

City of Tampa election results                March 5, 2019 is the final day of voting for Tampa Mayor, City Council seats, and 17 charter amendments. Early voting sites were open...

Workers strike and rally in St. Petersburg demanding higher minimum wage

The fight for $15 movement, advocating a $15 an hour minimum wage, took their grievance to the steps of Saint Pete City Hall.

City Council rejects proposal for local vendor preference

The Tampa City Council rejected a proposal today that would have given local businesses preference in bidding for city contracts. The proposal was intended to give local businesses a leg up in the bidding process,...

Transgendered citizens could be protected by Tampa’s Human Rights Ordinance after a second reading.

Tampa City Council passed an ordinance today which would amend the city’s Human Rights Ordinance to add “gender identity and expression” as a protected class. The amendment will now include transgender-identified individuals as a recognized...

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