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Exodus continues from Tampa City Hall

exodus continues from city hall

City Attorney Chip Fletcher is leaving City Hall to return to private practice. Fletcher told Mayor Pam Iorio of his decision in a letter dated Monday, the day before city elections. "While I respect both of the remaining candidates for mayor, and I wish each of them the best, now is the time for me to return to the private sector," Fletcher said. He said he is going to practice administrative law with the firm of GrayRobinson. Fletcher's departure gives Mayor-elect Bob Buckhorn another key job to fill. Bonnie Wise, city chief financial officer, is leaving for a similar job with Hillsborough County, and director of growth management and development services Cynthia Miller is leaving to join her husband, former Tampa International Airport executive director Louis Miller, in Atlanta.

First frozen yogurt, then parking tickets

Tampa will get its first Pinkberry, the trendy frozen yogurt shop frequented by Kardashians and Hiltons, when it opens April 8 at WestShore Plaza, next to PF Changs. It seems you can't pick up a People or Us magazine without seeing some starlet scooping up a bowlful. Its popularity stems from customers personalizing orders with dozens of toppings and tangy yogurt flavors, leading the Los Angeles Times to call it, "The taste that launched 1,000 parking tickets."

TGH to start training Air Force nurses

Tampa General Hospital this spring will become the first hospital in Florida to train nurses for the U.S. Air Force. In May, the first class of nurses will arrive at the Level 1 trauma center to learn everything from wound care to emergency procedures. Over the year, TGH expects to train about 40 newly graduated nurses to transition into their Air Force roles.

Exodus continues from Tampa City Hall 03/24/11 [Last modified: Friday, March 25, 2011 1:01am]
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