Sunday, November 18, 2018

Bay Buzz

The Staff of the Tampa Bay Times

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
Hillsborough Commission District 4 election results:  Stacy White re-elected

Hillsborough Commission District 4 election results: Stacy White re-elected

White, who was elected to the commission in 2014 after a four-year stint as a Hillsborough School Board member, was viewed as a strong favorite to retain the mostly rural and suburban seat.
Published: 11/06/18
Pinellas County Commission District 6 results: Kathleen Peters defeats Amy Kedron

Pinellas County Commission District 6 results: Kathleen Peters defeats Amy Kedron

The Republican state representative and former South Pasadena mayor easily wins the contest.
Published: 11/06/18