Sierra Club honors Linda Saul-Sena
The Tampa Bay Sierra Club has awarded Tampa City Council member Linda Saul-Sena with its 2008 Black Bear Award, the group's highest honor. Saul-Sena's name comes up frequently among those speculating on 2011 mayoral candidates. A press release announcing the award praises Saul-Sena for her work in developing a city tree ordinance and protecting the Hillsborough River, among other things. Most recently, Saul-Sena has been one of the most vocal opponents of a 25-year franchise agreement with Tampa Electric. She says the contract doesn't include enough commitments to renewable energy and conservation. But that's a battle she's likely to lose. The contract is slated for a final vote by City Council this week.
Janet Zink, Times Staff Writer