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Our community was prepared for the worst from Hurricane Ian, but we were extremely fortunate to avoid major storm damages. After ensuring our city was on its feet, Tampa Police Department & Tampa Fire Rescue teams deployed down to SWFL to help our neighbors in need.
Our community was prepared for the worst from Hurricane Ian, but we were extremely fortunate to avoid major storm damages. After ensuring our city was on its feet, Tampa Police Department & Tampa Fire Rescue teams deployed down to SWFL to help our neighbors in need.
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Florida Disaster Fund

The Florida Disaster Fund is the State of Florida’s official private fund established to assist Florida’s communities as they respond to and recover during times of emergency or disaster. In partnership with the public sector, private sector and other non-governmental organizations, the Florida Disaster Fund supports response and recovery activities. Learn more & donate here.

Small Business Recovery Center

The U.S. Small Business Administration has opened a Small Business Recovery Center to provide help with applying for low-interest loans for businesses and individuals affected by the hurricane. The center is located at the Chloe Coney Urban Enterprise Center (1907 E Hillsborough Ave). Residents in Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Hardee, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Orange, Osceola, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota and Seminole counties are eligible to apply for physical damage as well as economic damage. Learn more from the Tampa Bay Times here.

Solid Waste Department Collection Updates


Post-Hurricane Ian, City of Tampa solid waste services and operations resumed regularly scheduled collection today (Monday, Oct 3). See details for the resumption of all other Tampa Solid Waste services after Hurricane Ian, such as SWEEP, storm-related yard waste, and more.

Virtual Inspections


Always on the lookout for opportunities to improve its community-centric services, the City of Tampa's Construction Services division is excited to now offer virtual inspections for select projects. Instead of scheduling an on-site visit with a city inspector, contractors and homeowners can accelerate the process by choosing to do a virtual inspection. Virtual Inspections by Affidavit are now offered for AC change-outs, door and window replacements, electric for AC change-outs, electric for water heater replacement (no tankless), garage door replacements, reclaimed irrigation, water heater replacement (no tankless, no gas), re-roof final, residential solar PV – rooftop, and sewer and water service replacements. 

Job of the Week


The Solid Waste team is hiring a WTE Plant Mechanic I to perform technical work involving mechanical maintenance and repair activities for a Waste to Energy facility. Graduation from an accredited high school or vocational school with two (2) years’ experience in the maintenance and repair of industrial mechanical equipment, such as pumps, motors, conveyors, and hydraulic/pneumatic systems, is required. 

 
LAST WEEK'S HEADLINES
Tampa's first responders deployed for Hurricane Ian aid
Spectrum Bay News 9
Mayor Jane Castor, Police Chief Mary O'Connor and Fire Rescue Chief Barbara Tripp were there to meet and thank first responders who were getting ready to aid residents devastated by Hurricane Ian.
Tampa officer spends day before retirement cleaning debris left by Hurricane Ian
Tampa officer spends day before retirement cleaning debris left by Hurricane Ian
10 Tampa Bay
The man retired after nearly 29 years of service to the city of Tampa
Tampa police officers rescue kitten found outside during Hurricane Ian
Tampa police officers rescue kitten found outside during Hurricane Ian
FOX 13
According to the Tampa Police Department, two officers spotted the tiny animal alone and scared in the middle of Florida Avenue and Fletcher Avenue as Hurricane Ian bore down on the city.
'We are here for them': Tampa Mayor Jane Castor
'We are here for them': Tampa Mayor Jane Castor
10 Tampa Bay
“And so we want to ensure that they know that Tampa has their back and we are going to be down there with whatever resources they need to make sure that they can get back up on their feet.” 
Gas pump and car
Florida Gas Tax holiday starts Oct. 1
WFLA NewsChannel 8
As Floridians recover from Hurricane Ian, there will be a state-wide gas tax holiday through the month of October.
After Ian, Castor says Tampa fared 'comparatively' well and helping SW Florida is a priority
After Ian, Castor says Tampa fared 'comparatively' well and helping SW Florida is a priority
WUSF
Mayor Jane Castor says an immediate concern is assisting counties to the south.
COMING UP THIS WEEK

Monday, October 3 at 10 a.m.
CITY OF TAMPA PARKS & RECREATION "ACTIVE LIFE GAMES" OPENING CEREMONY

Monday, October 3 at 1 p.m.
Proclamation - SEMINOLE HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO TAMPA "PINKTOBER" BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Tuesday, October 4 at 11:15 a.m.
Greetings - HISPANIC LEADERS ROUNDTABLE

Wednesday, October 5 at 6:45 p.m.
WOMEN'S TRANSPORTATION TAMPA BAY CHAPTER - TRANSPORTATION SUPERSESSION SEMINAR

Thursday, October 6 at 9 a.m.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY AVIATION AUTHORITY BOARD MEETING 

Thursday, October 6 at 12 p.m.
Lunch - MAYOR'S HISPANIC ADVISORY COUNCIL

Friday, October 7 at 5:45 p.m.
FRANCISCAN CENTER HISTORICAL MARKER UNVEILING

Friday, October 7 at 7:15 p.m.
Meet/Greet - TAMPA BAY INTERNATIONAL GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL

Friday, October 7 at 8 p.m.
Welcome Remarks - THE FLORIDA ORCHESTRA SEASON 2022-2023
 
Saturday, October 8 at 7:45 a.m.

TAMPA POLICE DEPARTMENT 28th ANNUAL MEMORIAL RUN

Saturday, October 8 at 8:15 a.m.
STEPHEN SILLER TUNNEL TO TOWERS FOUNDATION 5th ANNIVERSARY TAMPA TOWER CLIMB

Saturday, October 8 at 2 p.m.
Ribbon Cutting - KABOOM! PLAYGROUND BUILD DAY AT WILLIAMS PARK

Saturday, October 8 at 6 p.m.
THE SUSAN & JOHN SYKES' ARS SONORA MUSICAL SCULPTURE GRAND OPENING

Sunday, October 9 at 12 p.m.
ITALIAN HERITAGE CELEBRATION & OPEN HOUSE

 

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