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Buck-O-Meter updates four more ratings on Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn



The Buck-O-Meter has four new ratings today on Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn:

The promises (with the Buck-O-Meter’s updated rating) are:

Appoint a Chief Technology Officer with specific responsibilities. (Compromise)

Create a housing program modeled after the Challenge Fund. (Stalled).

Strengthen the Nuisance Abatement Board. (Compromise)

Launch a public service campaign for bicycle safety. (Promise Kept)

The Buck-O-Meter is produced by PolitiFact Florida, the Tampa Bay Times’ political fact-checking team.

Buckhorn, who will reach the halfway point of his four-year term on Monday, says he intends to run for re-election. During the mayoral campaign in 2010 and 2011, he made 34 campaign promises now being tracked by the Buck-O-Meter. So far, he has kept 17 of them. On another eight, he has taken steps — often quite substantial, but usually different from his original promise — that amount to a compromise. He has broken three, has four still in the works and is stalled on two.

For PolitiFact Florida's story summarizing Buckhorn's performance on his campaign promises over the past year, click here.



[Last modified: Friday, March 29, 2013 5:06pm]


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