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With the Confederate statue now moved, Tom Scaritt looks back with pride

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While most people were focusing on getting their power restored and cleaning up debris after Hurricane Irma barreled through the region, a maintenance crew hired by Hillsborough County physically removed the controversial 106-year-old Confederate monument that stood in front of the county courthouse annex since 1953.

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Tampa City Council agrees to millage rate increase, albeit a lower one than originally proposed

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With less than two weeks before the new fiscal year begins, Tampa’s City Council voted Monday night to advance a budget raising property taxes for the first time in 29 years. However, the increase would not be as much as originally proposed by Mayor Bob Buckhorn. The Council opted to support the $974.2 budget plan which raises the millage rate from $5.7326 to $6.3326 per $1,000 of assessed value. 

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Bob Buckhorn after Irma: ‘There will be a lot of lessons learned’

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Right now, Bob Buckhorn is simply too busy to take stock. But in the next few weeks, after most of the cleanup efforts have been finished following Hurricane Irma’s blow Sunday night, Tampa’s mayor says there will be time to take stock of lessons learned for when another major storm makes its path toward the Bay area.

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Tampa City Council moves 1st public hearing on raising taxes to Monday, Sept. 18

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The Tampa City Council voted unanimously on Wednesday to continue their first public hearing on Mayor Bob Buckhorn’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget until Monday, Sept. 18 at 6:00 p.m.

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Tampa City Council not likely to be setting higher millage rate tonight

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The Tampa City Council plans to hold its first public hearing tonight to discuss Mayor Bob Buckhorn’s proposed budget Wednesday night, but that hearing will likely be continued and rescheduled as the city continues to recover from the impact of Hurricane Irma.

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After Irma, Tampa area still at risk but not fully prepared

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As monster Hurricane Irma buzz-sawed its way up Florida’s Gulf Coast, it looked for several hours like the heavily populated Tampa Bay area could face catastrophic wind damage and flooding from the first major storm to roar ashore there in 96 years.

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Joe Henderson: What did we learn? Hopefully lots

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The winds have died and the mopping up has begun. Businesses are reopening as people head back to work while dealing, at least for now, with their new realities. I know people whose homes were badly damaged by this storm, while others – myself luckily included – had only minor inconveniences. No matter whether Irma dealt you a mighty blow or a glancing scratch, we’re all in this together.

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