Tampa City Council

The Tampa City Council is the legislative body of the municipal government of the U.S. city of Tampa, in Hillsborough County, Florida. The City Council consists of seven members, each representing one of seven corresponding districts from which they were elected. City Council, as the city's legislative branch, is responsible for enacting ordinances and resolutions administered by the corresponding executive branch, the Mayor of Tampa.[2]

Tampa City Council
Seal of the City of Tampa
Type
Type
Leadership
Guido Maniscalco
since May 2020
Chair Pro-Tempore

Joseph Citro
since May 2020
Structure
Seats7 total, representing:
Joseph Citro, District 1. (At-large)
Charlie Miranda, District 2. (At-large)
John Dingfelder, District 3. (At-large)
Bill Carlson, District 4. (South)
Orlando Gudes, District 5. (East)
Guido Maniscalco, District 6. (West)
Luis Viera, District 7. (North)
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Political groups
  Democratic (7)
Elections
Last election
March (primary) / April (runoff), 2019: to a 4-year term [1] (May 1, 2019 - April 30, 2023)
Meeting place
Tampa City Hall
Old City Hall
Council Chambers, Third floor
315 E. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33602

City Flag of Tampa

City Flag of Tampa
Website
TampaGov.net
Footnotes
Operates in accordance with provisions of the 1974 Revised Charter of the City of Tampa. The City of Tampa Charter was revised during the 2019 municipal elections via amendments, which will govern the newly elected Council.[2]

City Council seats for all districts are decided concurrently in elections held every four years during the month of March. During election years, the term of office for the Council's outgoing body expires on April 30, while the Council's newly elected body officially begin their term on May 1. The four-year terms are scheduled to expire/commence during odd-numbered years, with the term of office for the Council's current membership scheduled to draw to an end on April 30, 2023.[3]

DistrictsEdit

Districts 1, 2, and 3 are all each identical to one another, including their common designation as At-Large Districts. They are so designated since the physical layout shared by this initial trio of districts is identical to Tampa's entire municipal boundaries, or the city of Tampa at-large. As a result, Districts 1, 2, and 3 serve a citywide constituency of Tampa's electorate.[3] To form the remaining Districts 4 thru 7, the city limits were sectioned into four separate, respective districts, each containing its own unique resident constituency of local voters.[2]

The Tampa City Council's current makeup is as follows:

District One (At-large)Edit

District One encompasses the entire city of Tampa.[3]

District Two (At-large)Edit

  • Charlie Miranda (D)[5]

District Two encompasses the entire city of Tampa.[3]

District Three (At-large)Edit

  • John Dingfelder (D)[6]

[7]

District Three encompasses the entire city of Tampa.[3]

District Four (South)Edit

Neighborhoods represented under District Four include Ballast Point, Bayshore Beautiful, Bayshore Gardens, Bayside West, Bel Mar Shores, Gandy-Sun Bay South, Golfview, Historic Hyde Park, New Suburb Beautiful, Palma Ceia, Parkland Estates, Port Tampa City, and Virginia Park.[9][10]

District Four also includes portions of Hyde Park North, Sunset Park and Courier City-Oscawana.[9][10]

This district includes all of the Davis Islands, Harbor Island, and Picnic Island. It also is home to the SoHo Entertainment District.[11]

District Five (East)Edit

Neighborhoods which comprise District Five include College Hill, East Tampa, East Ybor, Florence Villa-Beasley-Oak Park, Grant Park, Live Oaks Square, Highland Pines, Historic Ybor, Northeast Community, Northview Hills, Old West Tampa, Palmetto Beach, Ridgewood Park, Rivergrove, V.M. Ybor, West Riverfront, Woodland Terrace, and most of residential Sulphur Springs.[10][13]

District Five includes partial sections of Courier City-Oscawana, Historic Hyde Park North, North Hyde Park, Old Seminole Heights, Southeast Seminole Heights, and Tampa Heights.[10][13]

This district includes the areas of Downtown Tampa, the historical area of Gary, the Channel District, the Port of Tampa, and the Uceta Rail Yard.[11][13]

District Six (West)Edit

Neighborhoods within District Six include Armenia Gardens Estates, Beach Park, Beach Park Isles, Bon Air, Carver City/Lincoln Gardens, Culbreath Heights, Drew Park, Gray Gables, Macfarlane Park-Northeast Macfarlane-West Tampa, Marina Club, North Bon Air, Oakford Park, Palma Ceia West, Parkview, Plaza Terrace, Riverbend, Riverside Heights, South Seminole Heights, Swann Estates, Wellswood, and Westshore Palms.[10][15]

District Six includes partial sections of Courier City-Oscawana, Lowry Park, North Hyde Park, Old Seminole Heights, Southeast Seminole Heights, Sunset Park and Tampa Heights.[10][15]

Prominent locations within this district include the Westshore Business District, Legends Field, Tampa International Airport and Raymond James Stadium.[11]

District Seven (North)Edit

Neighborhoods making up District Seven include Forest Hills, Temple Crest, Terrace Park, and University Square, as well as the region of New Tampa, which includes Cory Lake Isles, Hunters Green, Tampa Palms, and West Meadows.[10][17]

District Seven contains a section of Lowry Park, specifically, the neighborhood's North section.[10][17]

Prominent locations within this district include Busch Gardens, the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI), and the University of South Florida.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Danielson, Richard. "Sworn in as Tampa mayor, Bob Buckhorn calls for unity in a drive for greatness". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved 23 April 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c "City Council". TampaGov. Retrieved May 14, 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d e "About Us". Archived 2007-09-22 at the Wayback Machine TampaGov. Retrieved May 12, 2010.
  4. ^ Altman, Howard. "Tampa City Council District 1: Joseph Citro vs. TBD in April 23 runoff". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 10 June 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Our Campaigns - Candidate - Charlie Miranda". www.ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved 10 June 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Elected Officials | Hillsborough County DEC". Retrieved 10 June 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ a b Wade, Christian M. (June 24, 2010). "GOP weighs court challenge after Dingfelder, Saul-Sena resign". The Tampa Tribune. Retrieved June 24, 2010.
  8. ^ "William March: If she's elected mayor, Carlson foresees no problem working with Castor". Tampa Bay Times. 3 April 2019. Retrieved 10 June 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ a b "District Four". Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine TampaGov. Retrieved May 14, 2010.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h "Neighborhood Registry", May 14, 2010. Archived October 18, 2007, at the Wayback Machine Neighborhood & Community Relations Office, TampaGov. Retrieved May 14, 2010.
  11. ^ a b c d "City of Tampa: City Council Districts". TampaGov. Retrieved May 14, 2010.
  12. ^ Wilson, Kirby. "Tampa City Council District 5, explained". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 10 June 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ a b c "District Five". Archived 2010-06-11 at the Wayback Machine TampaGov. Retrieved May 14, 2010.
  14. ^ Perry, Mitch. "Hillsborough Democrats OK $1,500 for Guido Maniscalco effort". Retrieved 10 June 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ a b "District Six". Archived 2009-02-09 at the Wayback Machine TampaGov. Retrieved May 14, 2010.
  16. ^ Altman, Howard. "Tampa City Council District 7: Luis Viera wins easy re-election". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 10 June 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ a b "District Seven". Archived 2010-06-11 at the Wayback Machine TampaGov. Retrieved May 14, 2010.

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