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Tampa’s nearly decade-old police review board will be axed in July

Listen: Starting July 1st, a new Florida law will effectively wipe out all citizen-led review boards for police departments. Here’s what that means for Tampa’s almost 10-year-old board. In April, Governor Ron DeSantis signed a...

Tampa City Council member Bill Carlson talks economic development, police chief and more

Bill Carlson is a popular Tampa City Council member who won more than 59% of the vote in his District 4 re-election campaign. He’s been rumored to be eyeing a run for mayor when his...

Tampa City Council delays vote on controversial youth curfew

Listen: The Tampa City Council unanimously decided to delay a vote on a youth curfew. The controversial proposal came after last year’s shooting in Ybor City, where two people were killed and sixteen were injured....
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Robin Lockett talks Tampa’s proposed juvenile curfew

Tampa City Council recently advanced a juvenile curfew ordinance, despite what Creative Loafing Tampa Bay reports is a lack of comprehensive data or plan for enforcement. The proposed citywide ordinance, in part, prohibits youth under...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Thurs., December 21, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Decertification process begins for large teachers’ union Florida’s largest teachers union has failed to meet the conditions of a new state law requiring that a supermajority of members pay dues. This set in motion its decertification...
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Tampa City Councilman Luis Viera and Tracey McManus talk local elections and more

Luis Viera consistently brings a calm, measured and thoughtful tone to the dais at Tampa City Council, and council’s second-longest tenured representative brought the same to WMNF Tampa today as we discussed a smattering of...
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Tampa City Council member Bill Carlson on why he opposes Mayor Jane Castor’s tax hike

Just hours before the Tampa City Council was set to vote on Mayor Jane Castor’s proposed budget and property tax increase, one of its members explained on WMNF WaveMakers why he is adamantly opposed. Tampa...

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...

MidPoint: The 2023 Tampa Municipal Election and New Proposed Vote Reform Legislation

The results of the Tampa municipal elections are in and there is more new, pending voting legislation coming from Tallahassee that may make it harder to register and vote.
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Tampa City Council candidates Bill Carlson and Blake Casper debate live on-air

In the latest installment of “The Skinny,” Tampa City Council Candidates in District 4—incumbent Bill Carlson and Blake Casper—joined us in-studio to debate live on-air. The new program also got a boost from listeners who...
2023 election

Hear from all the Tampa City Council candidates in Districts 4, 5 and 6

On Tuesday Cafe we heard from all the candidates for three Tampa City Council seats: Districts 4, 5 and 6.

City Issues, Historical voices and a sad good-bye

Tampa Councilperson Lynn Hurtak visits to discuss city issues such as water quality issues, code enforcement, law enforcement and education. Laura Rodriguez introduced Frank Chapman, an anti-repression activist and leader theoritician who will be a...

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