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Clearwater Vice Mayor Doreen Caudell resigns at council meeting

Clearwater Vice Mayor Doreen Caudell resigns at council meeting

CLEARWATER — Vice Mayor Doreen Caudell resigned in the middle of Thursday's City Council meeting, saying her general contracting business needs her full attention.Then she thanked her colleagues and walked out of chambers."Me and my husban...
Updated: 1 hour ago
St. Petersburg motorcycle crash kills 44-year-old man, shuts down traffic

St. Petersburg motorcycle crash kills 44-year-old man, shuts down traffic

The motorcycle collided with an SUV. The other driver is cooperating with investigators.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Tampa’s Grand Central Station and High Line? Harry Cohen is thinking big on transportation

Tampa’s Grand Central Station and High Line? Harry Cohen is thinking big on transportation

Tampa City Council member Harry Cohen, an eight-year veteran of City Council, is known for his attention to detail on even the smallest zoning matter.But in his run to replace term-limited Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Cohen is leaving the small-ball approach ...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Rules of the Sidewalk? Tampa grapples with the rented scooter craze

Rules of the Sidewalk? Tampa grapples with the rented scooter craze

Tampa city officials are sifting through applications for a pilot scooter program. Residents could be scooting through the streets by February.
Updated: 9 hours ago
Buckhorn names Arthenia Joyner to transit committee

Buckhorn names Arthenia Joyner to transit committee

TAMPA – Mayor Bob Buckhorn today named veteran Democratic state lawmaker Arthenia Joyner as his pick for a citizens committee that will oversee spending of Hillsborough County's new transportation sales tax.Joyner was Tampa's first black female...
Published: 11/15/18
Clearwater strong mayor fight is over but rift on City Council remains an open wound

Clearwater strong mayor fight is over but rift on City Council remains an open wound

Hoyt Hamilton asks for apology from Doreen Caudell for her words in Letter to the Editor. She apologizes but claims she was misquoted in her own letter.
Published: 11/14/18
William March: Could a late arrival in Tampa mayor’s race upset the apple cart?

William March: Could a late arrival in Tampa mayor’s race upset the apple cart?

Remember 2003, when Pam Iorio jumped into what looked like a settled field of candidates for Tampa mayor and upset the apple cart?Lots of people do, and some think it could happen again.Speculation about who could play the disruptor centers on busine...
Published: 11/13/18
Is he doing a post-election two-step? Ed Turanchik  on the transportation tax, then and now

Is he doing a post-election two-step? Ed Turanchik on the transportation tax, then and now

Before the vote, Ed Turanchik was highly critical of the one-penny sales tax increase to fund transportation improvements that passed overwhelmingly on Tuesday.The former Hillsborough County Commissioner and current Tampa mayoral candidate was the on...
Published: 11/08/18
Updated: 11/09/18
Hillsborough now firmly blue

Hillsborough now firmly blue

TAMPA – When Republicans overturned a Democratic majority on the Hillsborough County Commission in 2004, conservatives looked to have a long-term lock on the county.Commissioners like Ronda Storms drew strong support from rural parts of Hi...
Published: 11/07/18
The people’s choice?  Tampa’s Riverwalk

The people’s choice? Tampa’s Riverwalk

It's been the riparian apple of Mayor Bob Buckhorn's eye, so perhaps it's fitting , as the term-limited mayor counts down his final months in office, that Tampa's Riverwalk gets some national love.The American Planning Association awarded the linear ...
Published: 11/07/18