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When asked for feedback on downtown Tampa's greatest assets, more than half of residents identified the Riverwalk, according to a survey from the Tampa Downtown Partnership.
What's happening: "Walking used to be a liability for downtown Tampa," said Robert Allen of HCP Associates in Channelside. "Now it’s a strength."
The head of Florida's Department of Environmental Protection has vowed repeatedly to hold the owner of the leaking Piney Point phosphate plant "accountable" for pollution that threatens to crush marine life in Tampa Bay and hurt local tourism.
Yes, but: That's easier said than done.
Hillsborough County Public Schools are set to cut 1,000 positions in order to cover the system's $100 million budget shortfall.
The big picture: It's the 7th-largest school district in the nation, yet Florida ranks as one of the worst states for funding public education.
Citing Marsy's Law — Florida's constitutional amendment granting privacy rights to crime victims — the 1st District Court of Appeal ruled Tuesday that municipalities cannot make public the names of police who shoot citizens if the police officers themselves were crime victims, which is almost always the case in police shootings.
What happened: Two Tallahassee police officers who fatally shot suspects in different incidents argued in a lawsuit that the city shouldn't release any information that would personally identify them as the shooters.
More people moved to Sarasota in 2020 than almost any other U.S. metro, according to Zillow’s latest study.
Big picture: The study looked at inbound and outbound moves, and Sarasota had the fifth-highest number of net inbound moves.