Connections to Tomorrow – August 2022

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book fair With a new Vision, outreach begins for Sections of the Tampa Comprehensive Plan - August 2022 – Following Tampa City Council’s unanimous adoption of the Vision at their July 28 meeting, the updates to the Sections of the Tampa Comprehensive Plan are set to kick off at the end of August. More than 700 people from across Tampa shared over 1,500 comments about what they felt were the most...
Join us for our virtual Info BBQ on August 17 - August 2022 – Love clean air as much as we do? Then join us for our virtual Info BBQ on Wednesday, August 17 from noon until 1 pm Register now and learn how health and equity are related to traffic-related air pollutants and how an Air Quality Pilot Study will help us better address these...
restaurant Planning Commission continues Commercial-Locational Criteria Study - August 2022 – At the August 8 Public Hearing, the Planning Commission took action to continue HC/CPA 22-01 Comprehensive Plan Text Amendment for the Commercial-Locational Criteria Study. The purpose of the continuance is to allow for additional stakeholder input and refinement of the proposed amendment text. Planning Commission staff will host a fifth Community Meeting...
Channelside mixed use development with downtown Tampa in the background Are we headed for a recession in the next six months? - August 2022 – “Objects in this mirror are farther than they appear.” – Anonymous In Florida, searches for the word recession peaked from July 12–18[i]. At Florida State, economist Dr. Jerry Parrish believes that there is a 67% chance of a recession in Florida later this year or early 2023[ii][iii]. Here we go behind the...
approved graphic Expanded outreach for TIP amendments - August 2022 – On August 10, the TPO Board approved three amendments to the Public Participation Plan (PPP), increasing transparency and engagement opportunities for amendments to its Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP). Updated biennially, the PPP outlines practices and policies that govern how the TPO engages with the public. The approved amendments include: New engagement strategies...
plant city trail feasibility study graphic Take the Plant City Canal Trail Survey - August 2022 – Do you live in Plant City? If so, please answer three short questions about a potential trail that can connect local parks to Downtown Plant City and McIntosh Preserve. Your response will help shape recommendations in our Plant City Canal Trail Study! Take the survey
evactuation route sign against stormy looking backrgound Evacuation study points to intersections and communications - August 2022 – Hurricane evacuation and sheltering is a matter of life and safety, and transportation plays a crucial role. Thanks to the Hillsborough TPO’s Storm Evacuation Forecast & Shelter-In-Place Scenarios Study, we can proactively work toward improving evacuations as part of long-range planning and congestion management. Approved by the TPO’s Policy Committee on August...
painted street drain To protect the river, keep storm drains clear - August 2022 – It is a common misconception that storm drains lead to a wastewater treatment plant. In many urban and rural settings, the water entering drains receives no treatment and is discharged directly into the closest waterway. Aside from the dirt and pollution that is simply washed off urban surfaces into the waterways, your...
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