Sunday, November 11, 2018

Bay Buzz

The Staff of the Tampa Bay Times

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

A growing urban and suburban population has shifted Hillsborough's politics, pundits say.
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
Los Angeles mayor hails Hillsborough transit vote on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

Los Angeles mayor hails Hillsborough transit vote on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

Eric Garcetti tells the ABC-TV host that the citizen-driven, voter-approved, penny on dollar sales tax for transportation is one of the midterm election's most exciting results.
Published: 11/07/18
Hillsborough voters approve sales tax hikes for transportation, schools improvements

Hillsborough voters approve sales tax hikes for transportation, schools improvements

The 30-year transportation measure will add a penny on the dollar to the sales tax and raise about $276 million per year. Voters were equally enthusiastic about a 10-year, half-cent sales tax for Hillsborough County Schools.
Published: 11/07/18
Hillsborough Commission District 5 election results: Mariella Smith unseats Victor Crist

Hillsborough Commission District 5 election results: Mariella Smith unseats Victor Crist

Democrats now control a majority on the Hillsborough County Commission for the first time since 2004.
Published: 11/06/18
Updated: 11/07/18
Florida House District 65 results: Incumbent Chris Sprowls defeats first-timer Sally Laufer

Florida House District 65 results: Incumbent Chris Sprowls defeats first-timer Sally Laufer

Sprowls, a north Pinellas Republican, won his third term in office. He remains on track become Speaker of the Florida House for the 2021-22 legislative session.
Published: 11/06/18
Updated: 11/07/18
Tampa Bay Judicial Races: Fuson, Allen, Gutman win in Hillsborough, Ellis wins Pinellas-Pasco

Tampa Bay Judicial Races: Fuson, Allen, Gutman win in Hillsborough, Ellis wins Pinellas-Pasco

Clear victors emerge in all four Tampa Bay judicial races
Published: 11/06/18
Democrats taking control of Hillsborough commission for first time since 2004

Democrats taking control of Hillsborough commission for first time since 2004

The most-watched races were for two countywide seats where Democrats Mariella Smith was on her way to oust Republican incumbent Victor Crist in District 5 and Kimberly Overman looked nearly certain to best Todd Marks in District 7.
Published: 11/06/18
Hillsborough Commission District 2 election results: Ken Hagan pulls away from Democrat challenger

Hillsborough Commission District 2 election results: Ken Hagan pulls away from Democrat challenger

Hagan has served on the county commission since 2002. Term-limited in his countywide seat, he ran in District 2, which covers northern and east-central Hillsborough County, including Citrus Park, Lutz and Brandon.
Published: 11/06/18