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Hillsborough Commission rejects a call to defund the Arts Council

The Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners rejected a proposal to defund the Arts Council during a meeting Thursday.
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Hillsborough Commission District 3 Candidates meet in virtual forum

The two candidates running for the heavily Democratic Hillsborough County Commission District 3 race met in a virtual candidate forum hosted by the Tampa Tiger Bay Club this afternoon. Democrat Gwen Myers and Republican Maura...
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Hillsborough County Commission primary election candidates

Local primary elections are two weeks from Tuesday. In-person early voting began Monday in parts of the state, including Hillsborough and Polk Counties (check with your local supervisor of elections). Vote-by-mail has already started. All...
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Despite lawsuit, public voices support for Hillsborough transportation tax

Last month Hillsborough County voters overwhelmingly approved a change to the county’s charter that would collect a 1% sales tax surcharge on all purchases in order to fund a range of transportation needs. A discussion...

Citizens upset that Hillsborough considering swapping part of Upper Tampa Bay Trail

Last week the Hillsborough County Commission heard a proposal from a developer who wants to build 300 apartments on land next to the Upper Tampa Bay Trail. Alliance Realty Partners wants to build over part...
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Six candidates for Hillsborough County Commission District 7

There are seven people running for the open District 7 seat on the Hillsborough County Commission; six of them answered questions from the Tampa Tiger Bay Club in July. On MidPoint, we hear that entire...
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Hillsborough Commission delays decision on expanding to 9 single-member districts

The Hillsborough County Commission has delayed its decision on expanding to nine single-member districts and three other changes to the county charter; that came after several members of the public spoke out Wednesday morning against...
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Alex Sink on why she donated to help move Confederate monument

Last week the Hillsborough County Commission surprised many by backtracking on its promise to move a Confederate monument in downtown Tampa unless private donors could raise the needed funds within a month; but it only...
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Dramatic reversal: Hillsborough will move its Confederate monument

The Confederate veterans’ monument in Tampa will be moved after all; Wednesday, after overwhelming public outcry for removing the statue, Hillsborough County Commissioners voted 4 to 2 to move it. It’s a dramatic reversal of...
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Protesters chant “Take it down!” at Tampa Confederate monument

About sixty protesters chanted “Take it down!” in front of a monument to Confederate soldiers outside a Hillsborough Courts administration building in downtown Tampa Tuesday morning; they were there for a press conference criticizing last week’s...
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Hillsborough Commissioners vote to keep Confederate monument

The monument to Confederate soldiers outside a Tampa court administration building is staying put; after nearly two hours of heated public comment the Hillsborough County Commission voted 4-3 Wednesday to keep the memorial. Members of the...
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Hillsborough commissioners vote support for trails

Hillsborough County Commissioners agreed Wednesday to ask staff to identify priorities for new hiking and biking trail projects; Democratic Commissioner Pat Kemp proposed the special look at trails. “We seem to have had a little...

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