Monday Morning Memo

Monday, June 6, 2022

Join us tomorrow for an evening with transportation expert Janette Sadik-Khan at the Tampa Theatre

Tampa Theatre and Oxford Exchange, in conjunction with the City of Tampa and the Tampa Downtown Partnership, are excited to welcome one of the world’s foremost authorities on transportation and urban transformation, Janette Sadik-Khan, to the Theatre’s historic stage at 6:30pm on Tuesday, June 7.


Sadik-Khan served as New York City’s transportation commissioner from 2007 to 2013 under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, overseeing historic changes to the city’s streets, including pedestrianizing Broadway in Times Square, building nearly 400 miles of bike lanes, seven rapid bus lines, and creating more than 60 plazas citywide.


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US awards $15.9 million for Brightline’s Tampa to Orlando rail plan

The federal government wants people to be able to ride the rails on a high-speed train between Tampa and Orlando and will kick in $15.9 million to Brightline Florida LLC to try to make it happen.


The federal grant, announced last Thursday, will pay for half the preliminary engineering costs for the planned 67-mile, Tampa-to-Orlando train route along the Interstate 4 corridor. Brightline, a privately owned passenger service provider, will match the grant award.


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Celebrate 36th Years of Accomplishments at the Partnership's Annual Meeting and Luncheon

Join us on June 22, 2022, at the JW Marriott Water Street for the 36th Tampa Downtown Partnership’s Annual Meeting and Luncheon. Hear from keynote speaker, Tami Door, the CEO of Q Factor.


Tami is a nationally-regarded city builder with extensive experience in placemaking, public-private partnerships, and real estate development. Previously serving as the CEO of the Downtown Denver Partnership, she helped to steer the city through a period of unprecedented growth.


To register today, click here!

Hillsborough Clerk of Court holds wedding ceremony in Tampa's Downtown to kick off Pride Month

The Hillsborough County Clerk of the Court hosted the “Love is Love” Pride Month community wedding event at Joe Chillura Courthouse Square Park last Thursday. A couple of dozen people gathered for the ceremony that has become an annual tradition in Tampa’s Downtown.


“The message is that we embrace the LGBTQ+ community both in our work space and in our community and we are excited to do this for our community,” Hillsborough County Clerk of Court & Comptroller Cindy Stuart said. “We feel like this is a public service. We perform weddings every single day and this is just one more opportunity for us to perform a special wedding for this group.”


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City of Tampa set to hold two Noise Ordinance Community Meetings

The City of Tampa and Tampa City Council are considering possible changes to the current noise ordinance, but would like to first receive feedback from business owners and residents on their current concerns or ideas.


Monday, June 27, 2022

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

George Bartholomew North Tampa Center

8608 N. 12th Street


Wednesday, July 6, 2022

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Ragan Park Community Center

1200 E. Lake Avenue

Despite rising rent rates, Tampa Bay ranks as the No. 3 best mid-sized city for renters

Despite widely rising rent prices, the Tampa Bay area is still one of the top places in the nation to rent, according to RentCafe, a rental listing and research company.


Tampa Bay ranked in the No. 15 spot in the nation for places people are looking to rent because of the cost of living and square footage per rental unit. The report also lists Tampa Bay as the No. 3 best mid-sized city, defined as a population between 300,000 and 600,000, because of its quality of life.


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