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Dick Greco Jr. still considering a Tampa mayoral run in 2019

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Retired judge Dick Greco Jr. says he is still considering running for Tampa mayor in 2019.

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Onetime TBX foe Guido Maniscalco digging the new vibe from FDOT

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When the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization first voted on the Tampa Bay Express project two years ago, Tampa City Councilman Guido Maniscalco was the lone member to oppose the proposal. Since that time, he’s been an unrelenting critic of the Florida Department of Transportation’s plan to add the toll lanes that would impact the neighborhoods of Seminole Heights, Tampa Heights and V.M. Ybor. What a difference a reboot makes.

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Wengay Newton warns Tampa City Council about CRA threats

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Brandon-area state Sen. Tom Lee and Lithia Rep. Jake Raburn rankled members of the Tampa City Council earlier this year after they learned of the legislative proposal that would ultimately prevent cities and counties from creating Community Redevelopment Agencies (CRA’s). While the bill did not make it to Gov. Rick Scott‘s desk, it might next year, St. Petersburg House Democrat Wengay Newton warned Thursday.

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Attorney and radio personality Dominic Fariello considers running for Tampa City Council

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Dominic Fariello, a personal injury and criminal defense attorney who answers legal questions every Wednesday evening on 102.5 FM The Bone, is seriously considering a run for the Tampa City Council District 1 seat being vacated by Mike Suarez in 2019.

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Bob Buckhorn ready to raise Tampa’s millage rate

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Tampa hasn’t raised its millage fee in nearly three decades, but that tax-free streak may end soon. Mayor Bob Buckhorn met this week with each member of the City Council in advance of presenting his budget proposal Thursday.

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Kathleen Shanahan appointed by HART to new transit board, but not without controversy

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The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) voted to appoint Kathleen Shanahan as its representative on the newly reconstructed TBARTA (the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority) board on Monday, but only after debating whether it was better to appoint an elected official or a member of the general public. Shanahan is a private businesswoman who for decades has been a major player in Republican circles in Florida and Washington D.C. Originally nominated by Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn to serve on…

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Tampa downtown residents convene to talk about revitalizing Massey Park

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More than 40 residents of downtown Tampa gathered Thursday night at the John P. Germany Library to talk about making Herman Massey Park a more desirable place to frequent. Surrounded by trees — and rarely used by the non-homeless — the 29-year-old half-acre park on North Franklin Street is a rare wooded space in the concrete jungle that is downtown Tampa. For most residents (at least those who’ve lived in the city for longer than the past decade), the only…

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