Thursday, June 26, 2008

County Commissioner Aide Responds To Proposed Connector Trail

The famed Ghostrider himself, Tampa mega-bike-commuter Jack Sweeney, contacted the Hillsborough County commissioners about the proposed connector trail that would link the Upper Tampa Bay Trail with the Suncoast Trail. Here is a response from an aide from one of the county commissioners:

Mr. Sweeney,

Thank you for contacting Commissioner Sharpe regarding connecting the Upper
Tampa Bay Trail with the Suncoast Trail. The Commissioner recently met with
Mr. Thornton, and while funding has not been recommended this year utilizing
the $40 million in Community Investment Tax money previously earmarked for
Championship Park (the BOCC directed this money to go toward youth athletics
and Veteran's Park), this connector project will remain a priority on the
Park's Master Plan for funding in the next biennial budget cycle for
2010-2011. In the meantime, a copy of your e-mail will be forwarded to the
Commissioner for his review. Take care!

Sandy Chan
Aide to Commissioner Sharpe

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