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PolitiFact Florida's Buck-O-Meter sizes up Bob Buckhorn's performance at the two-year mark



Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn marks two years in office — the midpoint of his four-term term — on Monday, so it seems like a good time to check on whether he's keeping the promises he made as a candidate.

The Buck-O-Meter, a project of PolitiFact Florida, the political fact-checking arm of the Tampa Bay Times, is out today with the first of eight new updates on the mayor’s follow-through since taking office.

The campaign promises (and the Buck-O-Meter's ratings):

Establish a "One-Stop Licensing Program" available in person and online (Compromise).

Establish accountability standards for infrastructure upkeep and repair (Broken).

Incorporate New Urbanism concepts in land development codes (Compromise).

Create a series of initiatives to improve parks and public spaces (In the Works).

Check back for more new updates on Friday.

[Last modified: Thursday, March 28, 2013 5:35pm]


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