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Historical Marker
Last week, Mayor Jane Castor, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, The Equal Justice Initiative and community partners unveil a new historical marker for Robert Johnson, a Tampa Black man that was wrongfully arrested and then lynched in 1934. 
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Monkeypox Vaccine

At-risk members of our Tampa community can now request an appointment to receive the monkeypox vaccine through the Hillsborough County Department of Health. Schedule your vaccine today to protect yourself, your friends and your family. 

Hillsborough River & Coastal Cleanup

As part of the Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup, Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful will host the Hillsborough River & Coastal Cleanup on September 17th from 8 am – 11 am. Volunteers will cover various sites along the Hillsborough River, Alafia River, Little Manatee River, Lake Thonotosassa, and other waterways throughout Hillsborough County. Unlike a typical litter removal event, this annual event offers the opportunity for volunteers to engage in vital international research activities by taking on the role of “Scientific Data Collector" for a day. With a specific focus on water-based natural resource protection and activism, volunteers collect items and record the data to identify the number and types of littered items found. This information is used to determine future requirements for cleanup initiatives, and develop an awareness of these needs within the local communities that share these waterways. Collected data is shared with Keep America Beautiful and the Ocean Conservancy, as well as local officials, to help provide a local and global perspective. 

Water Use Restrictions Workshop


Did you know that Tampa has had year-round water use restrictions that have been strictly enforced for decades? Violations of Tampa's water use restrictions may result in fines ranging from $100 - $500 and a mandatory court appearance. The Water Department is offering a FREE virtual 1-hour Water Use Restrictions Workshop on Sept 15th at 12 pm. Don't get fined - learn the rules on when to water your lawn and landscape in Tampa. Sign up now & get a free bag of goodies. 

Mark Your Calendar: 34th Annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration


The Mayor’s Hispanic Heritage Committee invites the public to the 34th Annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration on October 11th at 11 am at the Tampa Theatre. Mr. Benigno Lopez, the 2022 Ida S. Baker Diversity Educator of the Year, will be the featured guest speaker. Sarykarmen Rivera of Rumba 106.5 will emcee the event. 

Dare to Own the Dream

Did you know that the City of Tampa’s Dare to Own the Dream Program offers down payment assistance loans to income-eligible home buyers of property within the City limits of Tampa? The loan is in the second position behind primary financing from a mortgage lender and is typically known as a “silent second” because of the 0% rate and $0 monthly payment. The Deferred Payment Loan (DPL) can remain "silent" as long as the property continues to be the owner's primary residence and owner-occupied. The program provides up to $40,000.00 to assist income-eligible first-time homebuyers to achieve the dream of homeownership. 

Job of the Week

The Technology & Innovation Dept is looking for a Senior Database Administrator to perform the design, development or modification, testing, and implementation of data processing systems, programs and procedures. Requirements include considerable knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server 2016 or higher; data analysis techniques, database clustering, database systems within virtual environments; understanding of relational database design; & understanding of data warehousing concepts. 
LAST WEEK'S HEADLINES
Riverwalk
Up to Speed: Tampa Riverwalk expansion connects community
10 Tampa Bay
Thanks to a recent $24 million grant the extension of the iconic Riverwalk in Tampa is moving forward. Leaders say it connects the community in more ways than one.
4 way stop
Downtown Tampa intersection to be converted into four-way stop
10 Tampa Bay
"Transitioning to a four-way stop prioritizes access for pedestrians,"
Ready 4 Work HIllsborough
City of Tampa expands job opportunities for people with a criminal record
ABC Action News
The City of Tampa is taking a new approach to bringing down crime. A new ordinance will incentivize businesses that hire people with a criminal background.
Emergency Residential Roof Repair Program
East Tampa CRA creates emergency roof repair program to help homeowners
ABC Action News
Relief is coming to homeowners who need roof repairs in East Tampa as the community redevelopment area launches an emergency roof repair program to help residents.
Linda Hurtado and Cynthia Smoot news anchors
Tampa mayor reflects on anxiety, excitement of 2012 RNC
FOX13
Mayor Jane Castor, who was chief of police at the time, reflects on preparing for an unprecedented event for the area.
"His Life Matters" marker
'His life matters': Marker for Tampa lynching victim set up
FOX13
A new marker along the Riverwalk ensures Johnson's name, and Tampa's uncomfortable history of lynching and racial terror, is not forgotten.
Andrea Zelman confirmed as Tampa city attorney
Tampa Bay Business Journal
Tampa City Council has confirmed Andrea Zelman as city attorney.
Workers replacing pipes
Infrastructure projects to replace old pipes, fix roads underway in Tampa
10 Tampa Bay
Work continues to improve the underground piping systems in several neighborhoods. The goal is to provide cleaner water, better fire protection and safer streets.
Tampa Skyline
Report: Tampa, St. Pete among top cities for young financial advisers
Tampa Bay Business Journal
The abundance of retirees and rising number of high-income earning households make Tampa and St. Petersburg among the most competitive cities for young financial advisers to launch careers.
Police Headquarters
Tampa Police Looking for Victim Advocate
WFLA NewsRadio
Chief Mary O'Connor wants the advocate to comfort those who have experienced the trauma of crime and help them navigate the criminal justice system.
COMING UP THIS WEEK

Wednesday, September 7 at 12:15 p.m.
FANATICS LEADERSHIP TEAM SPEAKER'S SERIES

Thursday, September 8 at 9 a.m.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY AVIATION AUTHORITY BOARD MEETING

Friday, September 9 at 8 a.m.
Kickoff - CASTOR'S CLASSROOM COMPANIONS & GRANDPARENT'S APPRECIATION BREAKFAST

Saturday, September 10 at 6 p.m.
LIONS EYE INSTITUTE  - THE 2022 EYE BALL 

Saturday, September 10 at 7 p.m.
THE IVORY CLUB OF TAMPA BAY INC. ANNUAL LECTURE SERIES DINNER

Saturday, September 10 at 8 p.m.
TAMPA BAY AREA CHIEFS OF POLICE FOUNDATION 7th ANNUAL GALA

Sunday, September 11 at 9 a.m.
TAMPA FIRE RESCUE 9-11 MEMORIAL CEREMONY

Sunday, September 11 at 11 a.m.
MISSION BBQ'S ANNUAL 9-11 COMMEMORATION & COMMUNITY EVENT

 

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