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Iorio bypasses Gaybor -- again

For the second time, Mayor Pam Iorio on Monday canceled plans to meet with members of the Gaybor District Coalition. Iorio was slated to catch up with the group at Streetcar Charlie’s Bar and Grill, a gay bar in Ybor City. But at the last minute, she canceled, saying she had a sick child to tend to.

“They gave us three-hour notice for a banquet,” said Mark Bias, a member of the coalition. “That’s kind of sucky.”

The last time, Iorio canceled a few days before the event because of the NCAA women’s Final Four tournament in Tampa. Bias said he’s not reading anything into the cancellations.

--Janet Zink, Times Staff Writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:27am]


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