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Mitch Perry Report for 10.9.15 — 1st chapter in Tampa citizens review board saga ends

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The activists went home unhappy last night, but their goals were never the same as the majority on the Tampa City Council when it came to the creation of a citizens review board to review the Tampa Police Department. The Council voted 5-2 Thursday evening for a compromise proposal on who gets to select the members of the nine-member board and two alternates; Mayor Bob Buckhorn will get five choices, the Council four, and the mayor still gets to pick the two alternates that were…

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Bob Buckhorn to offer Tampa City Council additional member in civilian review board situation

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When the Tampa City Council convenes on Thursday afternoon to discuss who will select the nine members and two alternates to the proposed police civilian review board, they will have a new proposal presented to them by Mayor Bob Buckhorn. Buckhorn briefed the media on Wednesday that he will propose a change to his original executive order and call for the board to consist of five members be chosen by him, and four by the council, with the mayor controlling…

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Tampa City Council poised to vote on requesting city hosts U.S.-Cuba signing ceremony

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It was eight years ago today, April 15, 2007, when Barack Obama made his first appearance ever in Tampa. Obama appeared at the Cuban Club in Ybor City on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon, giving a speech from the outdoor plaza after the famed Florida A&M marching band opened the program. But according to Tampa City Council woman Yolie Capin, the long-planned fundraising event (which only cost supporters $25) was almost canceled at the last moment, after officials back at the…

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