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With major storm approaching, Bob Buckhorn promotes stormwater proposal coming before Tampa City Council

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File this under the “never let a serious crisis go to waste” category. With a tropical storm bearing down on Tampa later this week, Mayor Bob Buckhorn used the occasion of a press conference — called ostensibly to warn residents about how to handle the coming storm — to lobby City Council members to support a sweeping stormwater assessment fee increase they’re scheduled to vote on Thursday night. “We are never going to cure the stormwater problem,” the mayor told reporters…

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