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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 member Guido Maniscalco addresses mayor’s failed property tax increase proposal

Listen: In September, the Tampa City Council voted against a major property tax rate increase proposed by Mayor Jane Castor.  One city council member spoke Friday to why he voted to reject Castor’s proposed increase....
Mayors Nathan Kilton, Jane Castor, and Andy Ross at the Cuban Club, 8/18/23 (Credit: Kimberly DeFalco)

Tampa, Plant City, and Temple Terrace Mayors speak on local issues, preemption

Mayors of Tampa, Plant City, and Temple Terrace joined a panel in Tampa. They want less intrusion on local issues from state lawmakers.

City of Tampa reveals $2 billion plan to address transportation

After being ranked one of the most dangerous cities in the country for pedestrians and cyclists, Tampa city leaders unveiled a plan Tuesday to solve the problem. But it comes with a high price tag....

Tampa unveils “Climate Action and Equity Plan” to address climate change

The City of Tampa released a new plan they call the Climate Action and Equity Plan, with plans to reduce the city's effect on climate change.

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....

Tampa Mayor Jane Castor launches newest “Crosswalks to Classrooms” project

A colorful crosswalk at a South Tampa school could enhance pedestrian safety in an otherwise dangerous place for walkers.

WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Wednesday, March 8th, 2023

Castor wins Tampa election Tampa Mayor Jane Castor easily won reelection yesterday. But 20% of valid votes went to write-in candidate, Belinda Noah. In City Council races, some Castor allies didn’t fare well. Incumbent Bill...

City Council member Lynn Hurtak on working with the Mayor

Tampa City Council member Lynn Hurtak talks about transportation, affordable housing, sustainabilty and working with the Mayor.
Tampa Police Chief pulled over

Tampa Police Chief Mary O’Connor resigns after blowback from an encounter with Pinellas Sheriff’s deputy

Tampa's Police Chief has resigned. Chief Mary O'Connor submitted her resignation Monday in a letter to Mayor Jane Castor.
Tampa Police Chief pulled over

Watch body cam video of Tampa Police Chief pulled over by Pinellas Sheriff’s deputy

Tampa Police Chief Mary O'Connor and her spouse were pulled over by a deputy "while riding in a golf cart without a license plate."
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Mary O’Connor is confirmed as Tampa Police Chief after a heated debate, accusations of a flawed process and a 4-2 vote

Mary O'Connor was confirmed as Tampa Police Chief Thursday on a vote of 4-2 after two hours of public comment and a heated debate.

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