There IS so much promise for Uptown

As Chair of the Tampa !p Executive Board, as well as the lead developer of rithm AT UPTOWN, it is as clear to me as ever that the promise and potential of Tampa’s Uptown District are alive and well! The destructive actions from over the weekend that temporarily...

It is time to build

A decade ago I spoke before a large and angry crowd. The country was in the midst of economic turmoil and I was finishing my second term as a Hillsborough County Commissioner, and preparing to run for my third and final term. I remember the event well because it was...

Why and how to lift the lockdown

One size does not fit all, and the way forward will require social discipline and political leadership. Policy making requires balance. It’s not an all-or-nothing proposition. It’s like flying a plane, which requires the right touch of pitch and yaw. Too much of one...

COVID-19 Recovery Resources

In an effort to assist our partners with the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis we will update this page regularly with resources. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday, April 3rd and lasting through April 30th, Florida is under a Stay-at-Home order. Anyone not leaving home...