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Sal Territo to succeed Julia Mandell as Tampa City Attorney

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There’s a changing of the guard with the top legal position in the City of Tampa. After three and a half years as City Attorney, Julia Mandell announced her resignation. She is leaving the position to become an attorney at Carlton Fields. Mandell will be succeeded by Sal Territo. Since 2005, Territo has served as Chief Assistant City Attorney as the head of the transactional and administrative section of the Legal Department. “I want to thank Mayor Buckhorn for the opportunity to serve as the City…

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Tampa land-use attorney David Singer enters the HD 60 race

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Tampa land use attorney David Singer made it official on Tuesday, announcing that he has entered the race for the Hillsborough County based House District 60 open seat that is being vacated by Dana Young. He becomes the first Democrat to declare in the contest. Rebecca Smith and Jackie Toledo are competing for the GOP nomination, as Young is moving on to run in the newly created state Senate District 18 seat. “I’ve been involved in several community issues over the years and I see how…

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Dana Young planning major re-election fundraiser December 2

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House Republican Majority Leader Dana Young will raise funds for her re-election with a major event December 2 in Tampa. Cabinet members Jeff Atwater, Pam Bondi and Adam Putnam, as well as House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and Speaker-Designate Richard Corcoran headline the invitation for Young’s fundraiser at the Tampa Yacht and Country Club. Honorary hosts include state Senators Jeff Brandes and Tom Lee, several state representatives, and Hillsborough Sheriff David Gee. Other notables on the host committee are Louis Betz, Justin…

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Bob Buckhorn names his seven choices to Citizens Review Board

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(Updated) Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn’s office announced on Monday the names of his seven choices and two alternates to serve on the Citizens Review Board, the recently named agency assigned to review Tampa police producers and policies. The announcement comes after the mayor and the City Council quarreled for over a month about how many selections each would get for the nine-member board plus two alternates. That issue was resolved when the council voted two weeks ago to have the mayor…

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Ali Glisson, Mayor Buckhorn’s spokesperson, leaving to work for Jeff Vinik’s group

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Ali Glisson, who has served as Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn’s public affairs director since the fall of 2011, is leaving the Buckhorn administration to go work for Strategic Property Partners (SPP), Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik’s real estate company. Glisson will become  the director of communications for SPP, which is developing a billion-dollar, mixed-use district in downtown Tampa. Glisson’s last day working for the city is today. She begins work with SPP on Monday. Glisson’s replacement is Ashley Bauman, who has…

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Smart Cities seminar coming to Tampa

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Verizon is sponsoring a Smart Cities seminar in Tampa this Friday. The “Internet of Things” smart seminar will be at the Tampa Marriott Westshore Friday from 8:30 a.m. until noon. The seminar aims to demonstrate how increased technology can make a positive impact on the future of the Tampa Bay area by increasing economic growth through sustainability, enhancing safety and security and improving operational efficiencies. The seminar is geared toward those working for federal, state and local public agencies, public…

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