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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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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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Ken Hagan files to run for the District 2 seat on Hillsborough Commission

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Ken Hagan, who has served on the Hillsborough County Commission for the past 15 years, has filed to run for the District 2 seat in 2018. Hagan is currently serving in District 5, the countywide seat that he won in 2010, defeating Democrat Linda Saul-Sena, and winning re-election to the seat in 2014. District 2 is the north Hillsborough seat currently held by fellow Republican Victor Crist, who is term-limited out of the seat next year. Hagan was first elected to the…

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FDOT spokesperson admits that TBX will never be “palatable” for those affected by project

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The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit agency received an update on the Tampa Bay Express on Monday. The TBX proposal is a 45-50 mile system of express lanes in the Tampa Bay region that would be built along the medians of I-275 and I-4, and ultimately I-75. The proposed toll lane  project has angered many in the Tampa Heights/Seminole Heights community in particular in Tampa, as the project would make severely impact those neighborhoods. “The impact of the express lanes, unfortunately, is mostly…

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Linda Saul-Sena to hold fundraiser for Patrick Murphy

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South Florida U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy will be in Tampa’s Davis Islands next month for a fundraiser to be held by former City Councilwoman Linda Saul-Sena. Murphy, a two-term representative from Jupiter, is running for the Democratic nomination for Senate against Orlando-area U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson. Despite the fact that nearly the entire Florida Democratic Party establishment is backing the 32-year-old, he trails Grayson in the most recent poll taken by Florida Atlantic University, 27 percent to 20 percent. Murphy has avoided…

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More Tampa Democrats indicate no interest in open legislative seats in Hillsborough County

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In a few days from now, or perhaps a few weeks, Democrats in Hillsborough County may rise to announce that they’re challenging Republicans in two nearly created opportunities where analysts believe they have a decent shot at winning in a presidential election year. But that’s not the case today. With a new Senate seat created as part of the implementation of a redistricting lawsuit, Tampa Republican Dana Young has announced that she will depart her House District 60 seat that she’s held since…

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New report blasts TBX project as a “boondoggle”

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(Updated with FDOT response below) The Florida Department of Transportation’s Tampa Bay Express project has been controversial since it was introduced last year. The first phase of “TBX” would add tolled express lanes to I-275 in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties, as well as to I-4 and I-275, at a cost of an estimated $3.3 billion, It’s been met with immediate and unified opposition by the local neighborhoods which will be impacted by the expansion of the downtown interchange portion of I-275,…

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