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Tampa City Council debates personnel decision conflicts with Buckhorn administration

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Frustration between some members of the Tampa City Council and Mayor Bob Buckhorn erupted today at City Hall, after a lengthy discussion about hiring procedures for City Council aides. Last summer, Lorena Hardwick, an aide to Councilman Mike Suarez, asked to have her hours reduced to part-time so she could work on the campaign of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist. After initially being given instructions from the legal department that Hardwick could continue to work for the city part-time as well…

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