Archive for February, 2018

How to apply for Homestead Exemption in Hillsborough County

Posted on: February 27th, 2018 by , 17,790 Comments

March 1st is the deadline to apply for Homestead and related tax exemptions in the State of Florida and Hillsborough County. Applying for the exemption can be a significant savings of around $800 the first year, and more importantly… any future property tax increases are capped at 3% per year going forward. Here is the form you need to download in order to get started. Application for Homestead Exemptions All

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Three Quick Questions about City of Tampa Code Enforcement #MNU9

Posted on: February 15th, 2018 by , 17,772 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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Testimonial – Getting a Fast Response – Lot #80

Posted on: February 14th, 2018 by , 17,228 Comments

Patti and her family had a property to sell that had been lived in for 48 years. She called one morning and by the afternoon she had an offer where she wouldn’t need to pay for any commissions, repairs, or closing costs. Do you have an older, smaller home in South Tampa? Are you thinking that it’s a teardown? Give me a call… My name is Robert Wilson. I’m

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

Posted on: February 13th, 2018 by , 17,574 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 , 10,596 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 , 10,264 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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