Policy & Transportation Digest

By Michael Maurino, Director of Government Relations, Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce

Meet the candidates at Hob Nob! The election season heats up at the 2016 Political Hob Nob on Monday, August 1 at the Tampa Hilton Downtown. As of today, 37 candidates are planning to attend. Purchase your tickets today to meet and greet the candidates a few weeks ahead of the 2016 primaries, and participate in the highly anticipated straw poll. If you are working with a candidate who is interested in purchasing a table at the event, email me at mmaurino@tampachamber.com .

If you are not a registered voter, or need to update your information, we encourage you to visit the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections, or your local elections office. August 1 is also the last day to register for the August 30 primary.

Moffitt wins grant for free mammograms: A few weeks after being profiled in Vice President Joe Biden’s “moonshot” to cure cancer, Moffitt Cancer Center was awarded a grant that will provide free mammograms to more than 400 women. The $126,000 grant was awarded by the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Cool moves for Vinik project: The Tampa City Council this week approved a plan for a chiller plant that will provide air conditioning for the Strategic Property Partners’ projects led by Jeff Vinik, plus the new USF Medical School and Amalie Arena. This allows the tops of buildings in the district to be used for other purposes, like restaurants and parks.

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