BRANDON | Who said that more than a hundred new homes on vacant Lithia Pinecrest land "...wouldn’t hurt the area..." and "...will actually provide a good transition to the east..." of Fishhawk Ranch?
Only an out-of-touch 16-year career county commissioner could make such a foolish statement about a region of Hillsborough where the #1 concern of residents is the out-of-control traffic congestion!
It's time for a change. It's time for innovative thinking.It's time to vote Chris Paradies in the August Republican primary. #voteChrisParadies
WalletHub ranked 116 cities nationwide, and Tampa came in No. 38 with St. Petersburg No. 39. These cities were the top 2 in Florida for the "work ethic" rating based on average work week hours, employment rate, unused vacation time and commute times.
Apple announced plans to build a second corporate campus somewhere in the U.S. and hire 20,000 workers over the next five years. Does this mean that Tampa should chase after Apple? Hillsborough County needs to focus on an economic plan that is not centered on luring the back office of a big tech company to Tampa. Let’s focus on starting and growing innovative businesses right here in Hillsborough County. Then, Apple will be welcome to join us.
A new study from Good Jobs First, a watchdog group that tracks economic development, estimates that 90 percent of state and local incentive dollars flow to large businesses. Big corporations don't need government handouts, but the opportunity cost of these incentives means that less money goes to fix traffic congestion, education, workforce training and reducing the burden of government rules and regulationson small businesses.
In the video, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn refers to "Tax-Happy" Hagan's grandstanding as "bush league." What does "bush league" mean? Watch the video.
Taxpayers should not be on the hook for Hagan's complex, taxpayer-backed financing schemes, which are being cooked up in secret, diverting hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars from urgent priorities, like traffic congestion and safety of our kids, to line the pockets of wealthy team owners and players.
That's "bush league" public policy. I'm fighting for the forgotten taxpayer!
Instead of the transparency required under Florida's government-in-the-sunshine laws, "Tax-Happy" Hagan's secretive ways keep racking up costs for taxpayers. When his own failures to keep and disclose records raise an appearance of criminal and ethical wrong doing, does Hagan apologize? No! He attacks the volunteer watchdogs keeping an eye on politicians and their shady, secretive deals.
Disturbing! Watch Noah Pransky's report ------->
INNOVATION ALERT: TPA audit raises questions (Issue #9)
The end of 2017 brings disturbing news for 2018 for taxpayers and ratepayers. Taxpayers could end up on the hook for billions of dollars in airport renovations. Ratepayers could end up on the hook for repayment of costs for damage to power lines caused by Hurricane Irma. MORE...
Parents! If your kids are like mine, then school vacation is a time to try out new video games. Take warning from a recent lawsuit against kids “cheating” on games and showing it on youtube. MORE...
It’s Local Governments That Choke Broadband Competition | WIRED
WWW.WIRED.COM – Before building out new networks, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) must negotiate with local governments for access to publicly owned “rights of way” so they can place their wires above and below both public and private property.
Innovation is essential to quality healthcare.
WWW.BIZJOURNALS.COM – In medicine there’s a pretty high correlation between people who are pursuing new knowledge and people who are able to provide the highest quality care,” said Dr. Jonathan Ellen, president and vice dean of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.
HART goes driverless - Florida Politics
FLORIDAPOLITICS.COM – The HART CEO seemed excited to unveil the agency’s autonomous vehicle shuttle on Tuesday that will begin making trips in Tampa come next January.
VENTUREBEAT.COM – Businesses, especially startups, have a hard time negotiating the byzantine world of local, state and federal government laws, statutes, rules, regulations, ordinances, licensing requirements, permits and fees. What should government do?
CHRISPARADIES.COM – Embracing innovation can lead to improved services at lower cost. Smart economic development supports families, seniors on fixed incomes and small businesses by improving our quality of life, increasing productivity, providing a trained workforce with the skills that innovative businesses need…
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