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For many, Tampa’s 2021 Super Bowl is unexpected ‘big win.’ Others remain skeptical.

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Members of Tampa’s political, business, media and activist communities weighed in Wednesday on the surprising news that Tampa will host the Super Bowl in February 2021. The announcement was unexpected, particularly after the NFL snubbed a local bid last year to host the big game in either 2019, 2020 and 2021. But major rainstorms in Southern California throughout the past year delayed construction of a new stadium for the L.A. Rams and Chargers, forcing the NFL to choose a new town…

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Tampa City Council relaxes rules on serving food to homeless

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The Tampa City Council is altering regulations on public feedings in city parks, two months after the arrest of seven Food Not Bombs members, which created national headlines. The new ordinance allows groups to offer food without having to get a permit or insurance for feedings that attract fewer than 50 people. Councilman Frank Reddick voted with his colleagues to support the proposal but said he worried that the ordinance could create a situation where Tampa Police officers will be spending time…

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