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Tampa City Councilman Bill Carlson on economic development, the arts, affordable housing and running for re-election

Tampa City Council member Bill Carlson discussed everything from economic development to the arts, affordable housing, water policy and his run for re-election.

Tampa City Council to vote on continued funding for mental health co-responder program

The Tampa Police Department’s pilot mental health co-responder program expired on Sept. 30. Additional funding is set for a council vote Thursday.

MidPoint: City View with Patrick Manteiga

For over 100 years, Tampa has been the home of La Gaceta, the country's only trilingual newspaper and longest-running family-owned publication. La Gaceta has its fingers on the pulse of the city's politics and the...
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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.
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Tampa City Council selects Lynn Hurtak for vacant City Council seat

Lynn Hurtak has been appointed to Tampa City Council to fill the vacancy left by former council member John Dingfelder.

WaveMakers: Neighborhood activist Stephanie Poynor

Neighborhood activist Stephanie Poynor talked to WaveMakers hosts Tom and Janet Scherberger on April 5 about working with Tampa City Council and the the mayor's administration. 
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Under a cloud of controversy, Orlando Gudes remains on Tampa City Council but steps down as Chair

Orlando Gudes has stepped down as Chair of Tampa City Council, but will not resign his seat after a hostile work environment investigation.

Community activist Connie Burton looks to fill Tampa City Council vacancy

Applications opened this week for members of the public who wish to fill the City Council vacancy left by former City Council member John Dingfelder, who resigned earlier this month over a contentious public records...
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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.

MidPoint: “The rent is too damn high!”

As the Florida legislature continues to pass and promote bills addressing non-issues such as 'woke education' and discussions of human sexuality, there is still a very real crisis that Florida is facing: housing. Inflation, increased...

Tampa Council caves to Castor, police oversight board largely unchanged

Tampa’s City Council Thursday voted to change course on the makeup of its Citizen Review Board. Councilmembers acquiesced a request from Mayor Jane Castor to give her more sway over the police oversight board. LISTEN:...

A Tampa City Councilmember met with a violent right-wing group Monday night: “We have to stop seeing one another as enemies”

On Monday, Tampa City Council Member Luis Viera met with a local right-wing organization known for supporting violence and attending the Jan. 6 Trump rally in Washington. Viera said he hoped meeting with the Community...

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