Archive for the ‘Learning About Tampa Series’ Category

Tampa Tree Ordinance Talk with Bob McDonaugh #MNU9

Posted on: March 14th, 2018 by , No Comments

Tampa Tree Ordinance Talk with Bob McDonaugh, Administrator for Economic Opportunity with the City of Tampa After four long years, the Tampa City Council appears poised to pass some very important changes to the Tampa Tree Ordinance. This could have a dramatic effect on property values of older smaller homes on larger lots in South Tampa where over the years families may have planted trees on the site. Check out our

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Changes to the City of Tampa Tree Ordinance

Posted on: March 1st, 2018 by , No Comments

Exciting news today at City Hall regarding the Tampa Tree Ordinance The Tampa Bay Builders Association presented an ordinance to amend the City of Tampa Tree Ordinance the code concerning tree removal and replacement. This amendment, shared here, will eliminate protections for trees that prohibit building on smaller residential lots in the City of Tampa. Proposed Amendment – City of Tampa Tree Removal and Replacement Today Tampa City Council passed

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Three Quick Questions about City of Tampa Code Enforcement #MNU9

Posted on: February 15th, 2018 by , No Comments

  As part of our adventure with Mayor’s Neighborhood University, we’re meeting some key people in departments where we are talking with many of the same people in the community. Code Enforcement action is often a sign that a property could be in major disrepair and might be a good candidate for one of our builder partners to purchase. What should neighbors know about this process? Are fines negotiable in

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City of Tampa Social Media Greatest Hits – Mayor’s Neighborhood University – #MNU9

Posted on: February 13th, 2018 by , No Comments

City of Tampa Social Media Greatest Hits- Mayor’s Neighborhood University – #MNU9 Session 3 of Mayor’s Neighborhood University took us through key City Departments and how they use social media to share stories and provide customer service to citizens of Tampa via Social Media. City staff, led by Ashley Bauman, Marketing and Communication Director for the City of Tampa, shared a number of success stories via platforms like facebook and youtube

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Hearing from the Mayor Buckhorn and Meeting City Staff – Mayor’s Neighborhood University – Session 2 – #MNU9

Posted on: February 12th, 2018 by , No Comments

After getting a tour of Tampa’s neighborhoods during session 1 of Mayor’s Neighborhood University… the next step was getting introduced to the Mayor and city staff who will be leading our sessions throughout the next 6 months. In his talk… Bob Buckhorn discusses the importance of relationships, our form of government, and the City of Tampa. One of the relationships that we will be looking to grow over the next

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Mayor’s Neighborhood University Session 1 #MNU9 – Learning About Tampa Series

Posted on: February 5th, 2018 by , No Comments

Mayor’s Neighborhood University – Session 1 The last time I was at Tampa City Hall it was as a college intern with Councilman Scott Paine, during the Mayor Sandy Freeman Administration. I had one great accomplishment… discovering that a $30,000 budget line item for barricade rental, being promoted as an increase to $50,000, was actually going to be a $70,000 expenditure as the change was to be retroactive to the

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