2017 ACCOMPLISHMENTS


  • Gather public input and concerns over public safety at Herman Massey Park at the corner of Tyler and Franklin Street.
  • Build a DRANA strategy around Safety, Community and Vision for downtown Tampa.
  • Prioritized Herman Masse Park safety, activation and revitalization.
  • Annual DRANA in the Park event to re-activate Herman Massey Park with residents and businesses.
  • Host officers and homeless liaison from the Tampa Police Department to address and plan for safety in downtown.
  • Improve safety and visual hazards by holding the city accountable for the removal of ~200 road signs left behind far after their intended use.

2018 ACCOMPLISHMENTS


  • Seek and secure $900K from the Community Redevelopment Area to revitalize Herman Massey Park.
  • Establishing deliberate partnerships with neighboring associations: Channel District Community Alliance, Tampa Heights Civic Association, VM Ybor, and Palmetto Beach Community Association
      • Influence City Council and the City of Tampa with a larger residential and business footprint
      • Support shared issues and interests
      • Learn from successes and failures
      • Co-host a monthly series of mayoral candidate forums
  • Prevent pedestrian and vehicle catastrophe by holding the city accountable to install stop signs at Tampa and Harrison Street.
  • Improve the Franklin Street visual aesthetic by holding the Parks Department accountable for cleanup and maintenance of mulch, weeds, landscape lighting, etc.
  • Initiated a concerted effort to develop relationships with key stakeholders: 
      • Tampa Theater
      • Straz Center for the Performing Arts
      • Nocturnal Hospitality Group: Franklin Manor | Osteria Bar and Kitchen | Mole Y Abuela 
      • Barrymore Hotel
      • 1205 on Franklin | Private Office Suites
      • Skypoint Condominiums
      • The Residences on Franklin Condominiums
      • Franklin City Lofts
  • Established relationship with the developer of the future Springhill Suites site at Franklin and Harrison Street.
  • Advocate on key issues with City Council.
  • DRANA representation and appointment onto the City of Tampa Community Redevelopment Area’s Community Advisory Council.

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