Thursday, July 16, 2009

Come Early For the SWFBUD Budget Hearing Bike Ride

The SWFBUD Budget Hearing Bike Ride today will leave at 5 PM from in front of the garden center at 5800 Central Avenue. Please come early at 4:30-4:45PM and be ready to leave at 5 PM. I'm told Hillsborough County is expecting upwards to 1,000 people and security will be wanding people as they enter the All People's Life Center at 6105 East Sligh Avenue for the 6 PM public hearing.

From Hillsborough County's Web Site:

The Hillsborough County Budget Hearing scheduled for 6 p.m. on July 16 has been relocated to All People's Life Center, 6105 East Sligh Avenue in Tampa. This meeting location is changed from the 2nd Floor Board Room, with overflow on the 26th Floor Meeting Rooms A and B.
The doors will open at 5 p.m. and security will conduct hand-wand screenings.

General parking is available at King High School to the West and the ballfield to the East of All People's. Handicapped parking is available onsite, behind All People's. Busses can drop off their riders at the door and park at King High School. The gates at the King High School parking lot will be locked at 9:30 p.m.

If residents can't make it to this site, they will still be able to watch the meeting live on Hillsborough Television (HTV) on Bright House channel 622 or Verizon and Comcast channel 22, or on the County's Web site at: through live streaming video.

Residents will also still be able to submit questions or comments to a special email address:; by using an online budget email form on the County's Web site; or by phone: (813) 307-8337. All comments and questions will still be relayed to the County Commissioners during the hearing, with some read out loud during the meeting as time allows.

The County's budget is to be adopted on September 17.

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