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John Dingfelder wants to return to Tampa City Council in 2019

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It’s been seven years since John Dingfelder had to abruptly leave his Tampa City Council seat after more than seven years of service, and he has the itch to return.

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At Tampa fundraiser, Rick Kriseman celebrates regional cooperation

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Although not universally embraced (most prominently by some conservative Hillsborough Republicans), most observers considered the Cross-Bay Ferry pilot project last winter and spring a success. The ferry was also a positive example of the region coming together on at least one project to deal with the vexing issue of transportation.

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Tampa Bay Bucs are ‘open’ to helping fund moving Confederate monument

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After the Hillsborough County Commission originally voted to maintain a controversial Confederate statue, the Tampa Bay Rays and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers both called on commissioners to remove the statue, which they did in a re-vote last month.

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Yolie Capin noncommittal about possible 2019 mayoral bid

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With more than 21 months before Tampa voters will choose a successor to Mayor Bob Buckhorn, there’s no real reason for anyone seriously considering such a run to announce their intentions. That’s why presumptive candidates 2019 mayoral Mike Suarez and Jane Castor said they don’t intend to launch their campaigns anytime soon. It’s also probably why Tampa City Council Chair Yolie Capin declined the opportunity to show her cards when asked about her plans during an appearance Friday morning at the Oxford Exchange. “I was asked ‘tell me what you’re not…

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Forest Hills neighborhood fears curfew pesticide spraying on Babe Zaharias golf course next week

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Tampa residents in the Forest Hills neighborhood are fearful about the potential deleterious effects resulting from the application of a fumigant on a city owned golf course believed to be a human carcinogen. The fumigant is called curfew, or 1,3-dichloropropenene. It’s made by Dow Agrosciences and is used to reduce the population of nematodes (round worms) and other soil-borne pests that damage developing root systems of young plants.  While prohibited from being used on golf courses in environmentally conscious California, it has been approved for use on…

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Sandy Murman confirms she will switch seats to run for a four-year term in countywide seat

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Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandy Murman confirmed to SPB on Monday that she will leave her District 1 seat in 2018 to run for another four-year term in District 7, the countywide seat that will be open with the previously announced retirement of Al Higginbotham. News of Murman’s switch was first reported by the Tampa Bay Times William March. In switching seats, Murman becomes the second current member of the BOCC to announce that they hope to extend their political career by…

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Sandy Murman up with first TV ad for re-election campaign

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Hillsborough County District 1 Commissioner Sandy Murman has gone up with her first ad of the election cycle. It’s a light and breezy ad that features a cameo of her grandson, while images of Tampa and Hillsborough County are shown prominently. The ad superimposes the proposals that she is running on for the next four years: fixing roads, preventing floods, lowering taxes and creating jobs. Murman, a Republican, has served on the board representing District 1 since 2010, when she defeated Democrat John Dingfelder.…

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