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Once it's over, our work has just begun

After the convention.

It's become an oft-used phrase leading up to this seminal moment. The biggest event in Tampa Bay history merited great preparation and other tasks were set aside until after this week. …

So what should we do ATC? Here are a few suggestions.

After the convention, we need to think long and hard before scheduling another international event in August. …

After the convention, we need to devote as much energy into making Tampa Bay great for its residents as we have into making it great for visitors. …

After the convention, we need to embrace more big ideas and stop investing in small thinking. St. Petersburg needs a new Pier The sad insistence that the current structure can be saved merely takes away from the energy needed to make the new Pier the best it can be. …

After the convention, we need to find a region-wide solution for the Tampa Bay Rays or concede this market can't support three major sports franchises. A team playing this well deserves more fans. …

After the convention, we need to take the governor to task for suppressing access to voting under a false guise. …

After the convention, liberals and moderates in Tampa and conservatives in Hillsborough County need to narrow the gap and find common ground. The ongoing divide serves no one. …

After the convention, we need to step up for a cause. It's not getting any easier for the nonprofits that quietly hold this community together. …

After the convention, we need to work on what's wrong in Tampa Bay while appreciating all that's right. …

After the convention, I'm going to watch more sunsets and love life just a little more. …

That's all I'm saying.

Once it's over, our work has just begun 08/26/12 [Last modified: Sunday, August 26, 2012 6:14pm]
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