Monday Morning Memo

Monday, October 3, 2022

Tampa's Downtown Clean Team cleans up after Hurricane Ian

Our community is feeling grateful after the passing of Hurricane Ian and sends our steadfast support to our neighbors in Southwest Florida as recovery begins.


In a swift response to storm damage, Tampa’s Downtown Clean Team removed an estimated 400 cubic yards of debris off the street last week to help ensure our District was ready to open for business.

Ways to help Hurricane Ian recovery efforts

If you or your business would like to support the communities affected by Hurricane Ian with a donation or by volunteering, consider supporting the organizations below as they respond to and recover during this emergency.


Florida Disaster Fund

Feeding America Disaster Relief

American Red Cross

Volunteer Florida

Yes to Hillsborough transportation tax

The Tampa Downtown Partnership supports the upcoming Hillsborough referendum on countywide transportation improvements. This weekend, the Tampa Bay Times editorial board also recommended voting yes on the referendum.


“Hillsborough’s road, bus and pedestrian network has been in poor shape for decades, and for nearly as long, political and civic leaders have tried to craft a balanced solution that serves the cities and suburbs alike. That’s where this referendum delivers.” 


To read more, click here.

Join us this Thursday for our Downtown Debriefing, "All About Transportation"!

Attend the next installment of the Tampa Downtown Partnership’s Downtown Debriefing series at the Hyatt Place Hyatt House Tampa Downtown on Thursday, October 6, 2022.


We will hear updates from Tampa Bay’s leaders on the future of transportation including representatives from the All for Transporation campaign.


To learn more, click here.

Port Tampa Bay resumes normal operations following Hurricane Ian

Port Tampa Bay resumed normal operations last Friday after shutting down for Hurricane Ian. Port Tampa Bay supplies Florida with almost half of its fuel.


“Few people understand the full impact a seaport has on their daily lives until a crisis hits,” Port Tampa Bay CEO Paul Anderson said in a statement. “We are proud to help our community and region get back on its feet following Hurricane Ian and welcome back the fuel and cargo ships that are the lifeblood of our local economy.”


To read more, click here.

Was your business affected by Hurricane Ian? Take the FDOE Business Damage Assessment

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FDEO) and the Florida Division of Emergency Management have activated a Business Damage Assessment Survey to learn more about how Hurricane Ian is impacting local Florida businesses. If you have been impacted, please take the survey as it will help state officials understand the recovery resources needed for those communities.


Business Damage Assessment Survey

Rock the Park monthly concert moved to Water Works Park

Rock the Park Tampa is typically held at Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park on the first Thursday of each month, but will be moved to Water Works Park this month. For 12 years, the Tampa Downtown Partnership has produced a free monthly music series showcasing musical talents of all genres.


To learn more, click here.

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