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Tampa City Council members happy charter amendment on audits is approved

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The Tampa City Council’s collective disappointment with not receiving timely internal audits from city department heads led to a rebuke of Mayor Bob Buckhorn Tuesday night, when city residents approved a change in the city’s charter big time, by a 64 percent to 36 percent margin. “I’m happy that the voters of this city decided to put some trust in the City Council and I’m glad that they would give us authority to request these audits,” said Councilman Frank Reddick.  Referring…

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Against Bob Buckhorn’s wishes, Tampa residents approve City Charter amendment

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Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn began the day by making a pitch for Tampa residents to reject the charter amendment that would give power to the City Council to to order internal audits. The public didn’t follow suit, approving the measure by a 64 percent-36 percent margin. “There’s no accountability there. It’s totally unnecessary,” Buckhorn told reporters as he went to vote at his Davis Islands precinct Tuesday morning. “Our form of government is the envy of most cities around the country. You have…

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