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"mayor jane castor" Discussed on The Bone 102.5
"Of Tampa. About tomorrow's reported vote Braid it is allegedly on. We're hearing two PM tomorrow. I'm busy then wearing noon, but we've heard nothing from the city of Tampa itself. Which you're 20 hours 19 hours from the parade that celebrates the Bucks win on no word yet I legitimately and I'm thinking that That they're doing this on purpose, because if people don't have the time to plan then maybe they can control the amount of people. I mean, if you give from a people being there, and from a number of perspective, Worst case scenario would be to come out right now and say it's gonna be on Saturday, which we know is not gonna happen. So if you go in the opposite direction if you're trying to minimize the amount of people giving people the least amount of notice And then having it in the middle of the day on a weekday. Seems like how you do that. It's a good point, you know, with the celebrations mostly Massless, and Mayor Castro already said something about the media. Trying to find the stories of people with no mates there. Would probably want to try. To execute the parade. With as little crowd involvement as possible. So that I could avoid those pictures again and the way you do that is you don't announce it till it's the last minute and you do it in the middle of the week. Here is my thing about where, I guess just a realization. I had clearly Maura eyes on what happens after a Super Bowl. Then a Stanley Cup final because I have not witnessed anything that seems Anywhere close to some of the you know, visuals that we that we saw after the Lightning won the championship. They had people drinking out of and I'm not. I'm not judging. I'm just saying from the rest of the country's perspective we did this. A few months ago. It was It was a lot like this, and there were people partying in the streets. They filled Ray J and did a boat parade. So I think for some reason, they're just more eyes on the Super Bowl winning team in the Stanley Cup winning team. No question. Details, according to Tampa Bay Times will release shortly, but the Buccaneers will celebrate their Super Bowl 55 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs by sea with the boat parade. Um, well, we'll get the details soon as we can. We're of course out to Mayor Jane Castor, but she's busy. Leave it up to cross check Now on Twitter at cross check G. There better be a pirate ship involved. I mean, if they can get a pirate ship in the whole team is on a giant pirate ship. You tell me that's not the coolest day and parade ever. Dude, that would look so amazing. I just don't know about the waterways where they're gonna be, could you because you know, there's that giant pirate ship is always out and about in Clearwater and others have been the one in Tampa. I just don't know, depending on where it goes, If it could make it under all the bridges or for that would be too big. That's a great point. I don't know. I don't know the travel route. We'll still the pirate ship would be would be Boston. Maybe that's what they're trying to figure out that kind of locked on the pirate ship. 7 to 75 791 or two fives are number. We were talking last segment about Snapchat responsibility when it comes to a teenage boy, a 16 year old boy. Thies son by the way of Dr Laura Berman, who hosts a show on the own network, which, by the way, she put up a photo on instagram of her hugging her little boy. That's a kid. That's a little kid. It's just Such a damn tragedy that this happens, Drug dealer connected with him on a Snapchat. Even fentanyl laced Xanax or per cassette, and he overdosed in his room. Well, and that you know when you talk about blaming the platform There's not a very high chance if you want to try and could compare it to a phone that you're just going to get a text message out of the blue One day that says Hey, kid, I got some drugs. You wanna You wanna have him? If those things just aren't gonna happen on a cell phone without social media, and you can think you've been a good parent and you probably have been, But until a kid no matter the age is confronted with Hey, you wanna You wanna try these drugs? I don't know what I would do. I don't know what any kid would do. I don't know what any parent Could do to eliminate that possibility. You could be honest with your kids. You can lie to your kids. You can threaten your kids. You can love your kids. They are still going to respond in the way that they want to respond When someone not if someone when someone offers them drugs for the first time is there anything my parents could have said to me that would make me not want to hit that marijuana cigarette? That was offered to me at 15 years old. No, there's literally nothing they could have said to me. I don't think that would have made me not want to do it. So then I think about my own son. What could I have said to him? What should I have said to him? He's 17 now. So Guess he's still someone impressionable. But I'm not So naive that I think that There's anything I could or should say That's gonna affect his decision making. He's going to do what he wants to do well, and not to mention depending on how big this operation is, and it sounds like it's pretty big. You know, these are professionals. These air, probably people who It is their job to try and get kids to do things like this. So it's not just Hey, you want to try this and the answer is no. And it's that simple. If it's as big of an operation as this guy from the D A. Says it is, I would imagine they've got You know, coaching in place of what you need to say to these kids to make them want to do drugs man on then That's not the subject of today's. It's OK. It's not OK. That is something that the president had ended in interaction with the reporter, which are upset with the scientists will tell you about that In a moment. You gotta live alone. How can I help you? Hey, how you doing, guys? Solar Mike Tuesday. Thank you for being out here. I'm sorry. I thought this OK, It's not OK was the drug thing? Yeah. We can talk about that. We like to have a lead in All right, so I'm a recovering heroin addict myself. I spent many, many years working and drug and alcohol as a counselor and a counselor's assistant, and I mean Blaming the platform. It sounds good, but really like, what are you gonna accomplish for that? I mean, like John was saying that kid didn't just like nobody just popped on. It was like a kid. You want some drugs? I don't think that you know, that's exactly what happened. And she's not blaming the pat platform. It's Please watch your kids and watch. Watch out, especially that's how they get them. I think that's a pretty good thing to tell parents. I agree with you 100% of the father as well. And I never realized how scuzzy snapshot actually was. Until I heard this on your show today and it really made me think. And you know, I have a 13 year old at home and a 17 year olds get ready to go. The Navy and both girls, you know, I've never really looked at in the Snapchat. I don't really have one myself. You know, I'm just a Facebook and instagram kind of person. 13 Year old, have a phone. Yes, she does. You know what she has on there? Right. She had Snapchat on there. And guess what happened. Old daddy gonna be checking every day now?.
"mayor jane castor" Discussed on The Bone 102.5
"Rest in peace. Mary Wilson and thanks for giving the world some fantastic music I don't know what did you No, No, don't no official word from the city of Tampa about a celebration or boat parade or any kind of parade. One of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Super Bowl victory. Yeah, it seems like channel 10 wtsp. Is this the only one running with the story that it was going to take place tomorrow? So I don't know. I mean, you got Carlton Davis saying it's going down tomorrow. You got Bruce area and saying we're not having a parade. Somewhere in there. What's happening? We're out to Mayor Jane Castor. Hopefully, we can get the scoop right from the mayor's mouth. About just what the heck is going on with the parade. Jason Light gave Devon white the green light to ride his horse dream around Raymond James Stadium That's so cool with the trophy. Pretty cool. I like seeing what's going on in the wake of the Buccaneers winning the big game, you know, let's do it again. Running back 7275791025 is our number. Today's game once again. Hi. That's the bomb, race or classic sitcom. I'm gonna play you an audio clip. You're going to tell me if it comes from a pizza commercial. Or a classic sitcom. Is that correct? Johnson? That's exactly right on if you like cop with Look, I don't want just your favorite pizza place. I want The clear best pizza place in Tampa Bay,.
"mayor jane castor" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"W X TV HD to Clearwater across the Tampa Bay area celebrations broke out when the Buccaneers clinched the victory and Super Bowl 55 last night. Many of the fans not wearing masks and not keeping a safe distance from one another. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor, says it was frustrating to see that the thank those who were massed up the majority of individuals. Understood the significance of wearing a mask. They also understood their level of personal responsibility, and we couldn't have been successful. Without that. The latest Florida Health Department report shows more than two million people have now received the Cupid 19 vaccine, including almost 700,000, who are fully vaccinated. Health officials confirmed about 5700 You coronavirus cases today and over 120 additional virus related deaths. The positivity rate for new cases is now about 7.4%. The positivity rate for new cases is about 7.4%, Wal Mart and Winn Dixie receiving limited supplies of the covert 19 vaccine this week, Central Florida leaders say they are encouraged by the retail chains distribution program. Both companies will launch online registration through their eggs. Existing websites in the Tampa Bay area. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri says someone has hacked into the computer system at the city of Olds Mars Water treatment facility. And opened the number of software functions controlling the water supply. One of the functions opened by the person hacking into the system was one that controls the amount of sodium hydroxide in the water. The hacker changed the sodium hydroxide from about 100 parts per million to 11,100 parts per million. Gualtieri says an alert operator noticed the change and quickly stabilized things. The sheriff says. The public was never in any danger. No suspects at this point, but the sheriff says they do have a few leads. With Florida's news. I'm John Conrad Lightning creditors Tonight at eight on news radio. W F L A The Home of lightning hockey streaming live on the I heart radio APP. One of the things with running is I want to enjoy the run. But I never made it very far because the arches and my feet just killed me. So when I got to the end of my rope, and I said, I have to do something to get rid of the pain When a couple people recommended the good feet store to me, I loved her. I could go in and get a free per size arch support fitting. They put that time that work that effort into helping you find the right arch support and you can walk around this store with ease in your shoes and try him out before you purchase them. So after I got my arch supports that Arches and my feet stop turning, and the pain instantly, literally instantly went away..
"mayor jane castor" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Shepherd. Our top story. It's six o'clock Pinellas County share. Bob Guatieri says someone hacked into the computer system at the city of Olds Mars water treatment facility late last week and open a number of software functions controlling the water supply. One of the functions opened by the person hacking into the system was one that controls the amount of sodium hydroxide in the water. Hacker changed the sodium hydroxide from about 100 parts per million. 2 11,100 parts per million. While the airy says an alert operator noticed the change and quickly stabilized things, sheriff says it would have taken between 24 36 hours for the sodium hydroxide or lie to hit the water supply. And he says there are redundancies and alarms in place would have sounded. He says the public was never in any danger. So will we have a parade or a celebration in Tampa? Following the Buck's Super Bowl victory? Mayor Jane Castor says. You bet this win. Was from the Buccaneer team, but this wedding was for our entire community. And so they deserve toe be able to celebrate along with the team. No details yet, But Castor says it will happen sometime this weekend will be an event where everybody can participate and participate safely. Formal announcement expected tomorrow or Wednesday. Well, slowly, People are getting covert 19 vaccines. But even when the pandemic is under control, some things aren't going back to normal. Dr. Ronald Sanders is staff director of the Florida Center for Cyber Security at USF. They're going to shop online. They're gonna learn or go to school online, and frankly, they're going to get most of their information They digest online as well, Sanders says..
Tampa mayor frustrated by maskless fans after Super Bowl
"I'm Julie Walker could those Super Bowl celebrations become super spreaders of the corona virus sounded Superbowl fans in Tampa many of the mass taking to the streets mayor Jane castor says there's a level of frustration when you see them because of how hard they're working to curb the virus even distributing two hundred thousand masks ahead of the game this comes as the U. S. is making progress in the fight against the virus the country's reporting fewer than a hundred thousand daily cases for the first time since the start of November according to Johns Hopkins University meanwhile this weekend mark one year since the first death was reported in the U. S. more than four hundred and sixty three thousand have died since I'm Julie Walker
"mayor jane castor" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Box were in control for almost the entire game. Thanks to the veteran Tom Brady, who calmly guided the Bucks to a three touchdown victory. The greatest of all time, quarterback Tom Brady led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 31 to 9 Super Bowl victory. Over the Kansas City Chiefs. It was Tampa Bay's first Super Bowl win and 18 years and the 43 year old Brady's first win with his new team. Kansas City took the early lead with this 49 yard field goal. Minutes later, Brady through to his longtime Patriots teammate, Rob Gronkowski, for the game's first crowd rousing touchdown. The duo did it again with a second quarter connection, and the Bucks never looked back. Styler Henry reporting Brady talked about his TD passes to Gronkowski and another veteran Antonio Brown, big time players making big time place, so just love what they did what they added to the team. No grants, unbelievable Player and a B is just since he got here. He's just done everything the right way. In the off season, The Bucks signed Brady and drunk and it seemed like all their free agent moves paid off in a big way in the big game. Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arian says they're free agent editions played a key role You gotta give Jason laid a ton of credit for this football team. He put a great roster together, picking up those guys and still staying cat friendly. We We've got a very limited time to get into free agency and We'll try to keep our guys extra Sure. Meanwhile, Tampa Mayor Jane Castor says it caps off an incredible week as Super Bowl host and champion. Can't thank team Tampa Bay enough for planning this We're making our city look great..
Tampa's mayor issues outdoor mask order for Super Bowl
"The Super Bowl will be required to wear a mask to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor signing an executive order, saying that mask must be worn outside while downtown in neighborhoods around Raymond James Stadium, where the Super Bowl will be held and an other tourist hot spots. Right now, there are young people across the world facing a tough
"mayor jane castor" Discussed on The Bone 102.5
"Has that calm down a little bit since you announced that the task force was gonna be out there and threatening to close people down Good. I'm glad because people don't think responsible. Right, and the vast majority of the bars and restaurants were abiding by the rules. And you had a couple of the bad actors that you made it look bad for everyone because those of the videos nobody's posting any videos of the locations that are abiding by the The rules. And then you know, he's just kind of have to laugh where we've been on this, um, education, providing all of the details to everybody. I can't tell you how many emails out to the bars to the restaurant. You know, clearly, Jill, any delineating what The level of responsibility was what the consequences were and then tow. See some of the the establishment say, Well, now we know what the rules are. We can abide so I don't care how they do it as long as they abide and they keep their customers. Safe and and they're able to, you know, to meet the bottom line economically as well because we don't want anybody going out of business. But we can. We can have it both ways. We can keep small businesses open and we can do it safely for our residents. Right on John sending. What do you have for Tampa Mayor Jane Castor on with us right now. Mayor Castro was reading this morning that it is believed that that different very in strain that kind of caused havoc in the UK Is now present in Hillsborough County. Does that change anything? As far as you know the concerns with spread or how we're looking at at the Super Bowl weekend and things like that, or is it kind of the same as it was before we knew it was here. Well, you know it is. It is a concern. I I wouldn't. I haven't had any. Um, any information that would indicate that that's a fact. But I would not be surprised in in any way. Um, one of the downsides is is that the majority of the testing we do doesn't test for that. Very Anu will say that your policy for covert but won't tell you You know what you have. So one of the indications is an increase in the number of cases, so that's something that we're monitoring. We worked very closely with all of our hospitals. And with us F medical and you know again, people just take the simple step of wearing a mask and staying away from people washing your hands. The things that we've said somewhere in the realm of five or six million times. Well, you said I saw you quoted in the Tampa Bay Times today. We're just gonna continue to educate and encourage people to do the right thing. We can't put life on hold Mayor Castor and we get an opportunity to host our own team in the Super Bowl. Certainly a once in a lifetime thing. Super cool, But don't let it is, isn't it? But don't let the dizzying excitement make you do things that you wouldn't normally do or that don't make sense to do it from a hygiene. I guess that's the message we're trying to set today. That is the message. That's it right there, that and as I said to, you know, we're we're welcoming everyone to come down and see all that Tampa Bay has to offer. It's going to put us on the world stage. And I said in the people that we expect to leave the champ, a Bay area disappointed is Kansas City. Well, Mayor Castle before I let you go. Just say, you know, John and I would like to volunteer to be your attaches at the Super Bowl. Is there any security issues will accompany you. No charge. No charge for you will accompany you in your suite. And make sure that all of your needs are taking care of. I'm sure you have a security detail. But none is affable is John and me and we would do that free of charge for you. Just say, you know. Well, thank you. I appreciate that, man. I'll tell you what a sacrifice you guys. You guys are just the best we give until we can give no longer marry caster. Well, right, we'll enjoy this time leading up to the Super Bowl. Thanks. So as always, for making time for us, and congratulations on being the mayor in the catbird seat as Tampa Bay, now set to host yet another championship. For one of our teams well done. So exciting. You guys take care and go, Bob go, but we'll talk soon. I'm sure you'll be a Should be taking us up on her offer. Yeah, I mean, why? Why wouldn't she know? You know, you gotta live below and you take some of the you know. People come up and they want to bother. And then, like, you know, we kind of stopped him, right. Oh, hey, buffers, buffers and flippers. Hello. May. Yes, sir. What's your name? John. Hi, John. Are you guys doing? Good. I think it's okay. You know, I'm I'm not a Tampa fan. I've been a Patriots fan. My whole life Group of Rhode Island and You know, I mean, everyone said that it was Bella. Check that Bella check to take a mop and turn it into a you know, Uh ah winning football player. But Brady proved that it wasn't all Bella check, you know, Grant said. I think that he's got a great um, you know, work ethic, and he's a great helper coach and whatnot, and he keeps the players motivated any any any hold him to a higher standard. I think that's what it's all about thinking, right. Thank you. We got a right to know what this is a complete side Note. Stand back to us beating Green Bay. What are we gonna admit that maybe there's something wrong with Green Bay being able to handle their talent? I mean, before of how to run there, but he left. They're mad and and they couldn't. They couldn't handle that transition in that time between Rogers and far and now you've got Roger's clearly mad before the season that they've got his replacement. While he's still somewhat in his prime. And now after a big loss, Aaron Rodgers threatening to leave, So you know, there's just kind of a pattern there when it comes to big, successful quarterbacks, not leaving Green Bay. Happy true. Maybe there's a communication issue. I expect to see Aaron Rodgers eating a bag of chips and you know for kick off next year, rooting on his buddy Tom Brady. Were to come back, and I'll tell you how they're changing yet another Disney ride because of allegations of racism. I had never really thought about this one before. But then once I read the article, I was like, Well, you know what Maybe that is a racist ride, or at least imperialist. Next Andrea grab alive..
"mayor jane castor" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Mayor Jane Castor is asking people to scale back travel and hold small gathering. We're just trying to remind people trying to reach out in different ways. There's a great deal of frustration, fatigue, anxiety. That surrounds covert 19. So we just want the community to understand their level of personal responsibility In keeping these cases down. The ads also provide tips on hand washing and mask wearing. Florida has a third NBA team, for now, at least, and some Floridians will get to watch them in person. The Toronto Raptors are based in the Tampa Bay area for the preseason and first part of the regular season because of covert travel restrictions at the Canadian border. Now the MBA team plans to allow as many as 3200 fans in the stands for Friday's preseason game and up to 3800 fans for the 1st 11 regular season games at Tampa's Amalie Arena with mask rules and other protocols in place. Tickets go on sale Thursday morning at 10 that ticketmaster dot com Gordon Byrd News radio W F L A. It's 705 With all the talk about renewed pandemic lockdowns. It shouldn't come as a surprise that the number of people returning to their offices is down. According to data from Castle Systems, the number of workers who went to the office in the nation's largest business district's fell to 24.4%. Of pre covert 19 levels in the past week. That's a decline of 190.4% from the week before, whether we were going to stores airheaded online. The amount of shopping in November gets attention this morning. Retail sales are forecast to have slipped 0.3% last month, but the drop will likely be mostly did to.
"mayor jane castor" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Members of the animal rights group PETA were outside the corporate offices of public's today, dumping coconuts at the front door. Group says it's protesting the sale of coconut milk products manufactured by Chalco in Thailand. Peter claims the company uses monkeys to pick the coconuts and that the animals were kept caged and chained for life. No comment yet from Publix. Even though the Corona virus vaccine is right around the corner, Tampa Mayor Jane Castor is urging everyone that hang on a while longer and continue wearing a mask. Avoid large crowds and practice social distancing. Everybody is fatigued. Is a great deal of frustration of people are tired of being at home. We all want to get back to our normal day to day lives in Facebook live of am, Castor says. Scientists said U. S effort now predicting a big wave of new cases by the end of January and into February Gasparilla Distance Classic is being postponed three months because the pandemic 44th running of the race, which was scheduled for mid February will now take place during the weekend of May 7th through ninth. I'm Reid Shepherd News, radio W F L A This is a Bloomberg money minute. It's a mixed bag on Wall Street, with traders disappointed. There has been no breakthrough in the stimulus talks in Washington. As we head for the closing bell. The Dow is down 58 points nearly 1/5 of a percent. The S and P is down a fraction of a percent on Lee. The NASDAQ is in the green. It is up 0.6%. Airbnb has more than doubled in its trading debut on the NASDAQ door Dash, Meantime, which gained 85%, in its trading debut Wednesday, pulled back 7% Gary Cohn, the former president of Goldman Sachs, who spent time is President Trump's chief economic advisor. Is blowing off a demand by Goldman to return millions of dollars in compensation..
"mayor jane castor" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Reid Shepherd our top story at four o'clock. It won't be long before the first doses of a Corona virus vaccine or distributed throughout Florida. The best estimate that the federal government has is that by the end of December Pending FDA approval. There will be roughly 40 million doses of these two vaccines available. 25 million for Fizer and 15 Million for Madonna, governor to Santa says That's enough to inoculate 20 million people nationwide, says he's also encouraged by therapeutic drugs that are being used to treat covert patients. Although it appears the vaccine is on the horizon, the numbers they're still going up in Florida and across the country Earlier this week, state health officials confirmed we've now recorded more than 900,000 cases. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, peering on NewsRadio, w F fellas. PM Tampa Bay With Ryan Gorman. Dr J. Wilson. USF's more Sonic College of Medicine, says the numbers reflect more than just an increase in testing case count is increasing. The cost in number of positive people is increasing. And as that happens, the most the sickest and the most at risk among us Are going to enter the hospital that takes a couple of three weeks to happen. And then we start seeing hospital rates increase, which we are now seeing. Dr Wilson says. Hospitals are managing the pandemic better now. But he says, for the health care industry, this is like a hurricane. They know what's coming now is the time to prepare. Tampa's fire chief and two other officials been suspended the mayor's office says Tampa Fire Chief Nicholas Cicero division Chief of training Susan Tam and training officer John Muir. Altar on paid leave. Because of an internal investigation over allegations of misconduct and lack of oversight. Mayor Jane Castor says it will be a fair and thorough probe. City of Tampa Rescue division chief Barbara Trip will serve as interim Tampa Fire Chief Gordon Byrd NEWS radio W F L A and I'm Reid SHEPHERD NEWS, RADIO w F L A. This is a Bloomberg money minute stocks have turned narrowly higher in the final hour, with technology shares leading the advance. Worries about tougher coronavirus restrictions or limiting the gains. The Dow Jones industrial Average is up 44 the S and P is up. 14, the NASDAQ Up 104. Moderna is entering uncharted waters is its covert 19 vaccine nears approval. The shot would be its first marketed product, and it has begun work to ramp up production. Lonza. Swiss company will handle most of the manufacturing. American Airlines is making it easier for customers to book without worrying about a possible change in plans. It's ending change fees for most international tickets. It previously eliminated the fees for most domestic travel. Scooter sharing startup Lime says it reached a measure of profitability over the summer. The company says it was cash flow positive and is on track to be profitable for the full year. And 2021 Larry Kowski Bloomberg radio. In a country where the color of your skin still dictates the care you receive. Nearly half of dermatologists.
Miami prepares for Tropical Storm Eta
"Our top story at eight o'clock, not a lot of change with Tropical Storm Aita as we move through the evening hours will continue to see tropical storm force winds and heavy rain as the storm moves up the coast National Hurricane Center director Ken Graham says the worst of it is on the east side of the storm center. It's these rain bands where you're getting the significant wins. You're getting tropical storm force winds. Well, Outlook. Even Orlando and look down here over portions of Fort Myers and Naples have seen these today and now getting into Broward County where we don't need any more rain. Ada is still on a path to make landfall north of the Tampa Bay area sometime tomorrow morning and then be out over the Atlantic By tomorrow evening. At the moment, it's west southwest of ST Pete, Moving north. At about 12 Miles an hour. We later got up close and personal to Florida's West central Coast somewhat sooner than expected, not giving residents much time to prepare. ST Pete Mayor Rick Kreismen says would have been different if we'd have a couple of days. But he also feels very fortunate. We are we're not talking about a storm, which, thankfully, didn't significantly intensify and become a two or three that took the sudden turn in that respect. I feel like we were all very fortunate, but having said that we still want you to take precautions. Savva Mayor Jane Castor says people need to be vigilance with the storm. Even though it's not a hurricane. Castor says conditions could get worse before they get better. The next couple of hours are going to be critical for our area. We're still looking at Tornado warnings and waken have water spouts out in the bay as well, and those could be very, very damaging As everyone is aware, Castor says. The weather can change in an instance people need to be aware of what's going on Long night ahead. In Pasco County, just south of eight is projected landfall. Monica Santiago, the Pascoe emergency management says there are no evacuation orders, shelters or not open, but she is urging residents.
"mayor jane castor" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"The First Amendment protects most claims by politicians running for office. But this false Aim could cost them their right to vote. House Bill 205 signed into law by the governor makes it a third degree felony for anyone running for office or looking for a job to claim there are veteran another law going on The books Thursday makes it a first degree felony to swindle more than $50,000 from any group of 10 or more veterans Gordon Byrd, NewsRadio W F or the first time in nearly four decades, Tampa's iconic Greek festival will not take place this year due to ongoing Corona virus concerns. Organizer's with ST John's Greek Orthodox Church say they made the decision to protect visitors, vendors and parishioners rather than risk any potential spread of the virus. At the three day festival, former chief justice of the Florida Supreme Court is speaking out about what he feels is the danger of President Trump's election rhetoric. Charles Wells tells MSNBC's morning Joe, He's not sure Trump will play by American election rules. And I am very concerned that the comments that President Trump is about the election being rigged about fraud in mail and balance. Without any evidence is is attacking the very foundation in which power is only temporarily bestowed on a leader. Wells presided over the Florida ballot dispute in 2000 ruled at that time that Florida should have had a statewide recount. While there are a lot of questions about what exactly Phase three might mean for Floridians, one thing is clear, social distancing in masks. They're still a must. Mask ordnances are still in effect in cities and counties where they've been put in place. A spokesperson for example, Mayor Jane Castor says while fines and penalties against individuals have been suspended Governor's order does not deal with businesses and the lightning have another shot at the Stanley Cup tonight. It's game six of the finals coverage begins at seven on NewsRadio w F L A I'm Reed Shepherd News Radio. Wofl. A Wall Street had one of its best days in two weeks with hopes revived for a last minute stimulus deal and bargain hunters out enforce. The Dow climbed 410 points. 1.5% the SNP Rose 1.6%. The NASDAQ was 1.8% higher Banks and major tech companies, which have been beaten down this month, rebounded. Airline stocks rallied on hopes for a new relief package before federal aid runs out this week, and the pilot's union agreed to pay cuts to save jobs. The union reached the deal with United and is negotiating with other airlines. United shares jumped 5%. Company behind some of the world's biggest alcohol brand says Drinking seems to be getting back to post pandemic levels thanks to business picking up in bars and restaurants here in the U. S. D a Geo, which makes liquors and beers such as Johnny Walker, Guinness and Smirnoff is reporting a better than expected outlook for the months ahead from Bloomberg. I'm Mona Rivera for news radio. W F L A Lightning stars. Game six of the Stanley Cup final tonight at eight. On news radio. W F L A THE HOME of the BOLTS. AH.
"mayor jane castor" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"West Ham. I'm Reed Shepherd. Our top story at one o'clock, the former chief justice of the floor of the Supreme Court is speaking out about the danger of President Trump's election rhetoric. Charles Wells tells MSNBC's morning Joe, He's not sure Trump will play by American election rules. And I am very concerned that the comments that President Trump pissed about the election being rigged about fraud in mail and balance. Without any evidence is is attacking the very foundation in which power is only temporarily bestowed on a leader. Wells presided over the Florida ballot dispute back in 2000. Well, while there are still a lot of questions about what exactly Phase three might mean for Floridians, One thing is clear. Social distancing and masks air. Still a must. And masked ordinances are still in effect in cities and counties where they've been put in place. Governor to satis on Friday set restaurants can reopen at full capacity if they so desire. Order that I'm signing today will guarantee restaurants operate will not allow closures they can operate at a minimum. 50%, regardless of local rule. A spokesperson for Tampa Mayor Jane Castor says Well, fines and penalties against individuals have been suspended. Governor's order does not deal with businesses. For the first time in months, the state says the number of new Corona virus cases in Florida is under 1000. Officials confirmed 738 cases brings the total number of infections to 701,000. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center, now watching an area of low pressure in the western Caribbean, could move into the Gulf of Mexico by the upcoming weekend. Forecasters say it has about a 30% chance of development into a tropical cyclone as it moves west Northwest. I'm Reid Shepherd news, radio Dead fella. Wall Street investors are once again in a buying mood. After the pullback of the last few weeks, Money managers say they're some discounts to be had on last week's sell off was a little too much so the Dow is up 484 points. The NASDAQ 125. The S and P. 49 knows her gains of about one in two tents, toe almost 2%. We may have.
"mayor jane castor" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Democrat in the Florida Cabinet, says the Republican majority has been ignoring her requests for answers on Cove in 19, unemployment, insurance and other issues. So Agriculture commissioner Nicky Freed is striking out on her own. If your Cabinet refuses provide you with these updates, then I'm going to bring these updates to you. If the cabinet's closed, we're going to open the cupboard free. It's virtual cupboard meeting on Monday featured fired ex Department of Health Data scientist Rebecca Jones, who insists he state Department of Health is hiding the numbers about Corona virus in schools. The city of Sarasota is asking for input about the unconditional surrender statue. City leaders have set up an online survey to collect feedback on possible sites for the 25 FT sculpture, which shows a sailor kissing a nurse to celebrate the end of World War two. The surveil be posted through September 25th and asked for input on nine potential locations for the statue. City commissioners will consider the survey results when they decide on the relocation of the kissing statue at a future meeting. Psychosocial NewsRadio wofl. A construction on the expansion of Tampa's Riverwalk will begin soon after the city. The city received a $24 million grant from the U. S Department of Transportation. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor says the expansion will create jobs, benefit local businesses and make affordable housing more accessible. It really is wonderful the way that we are going to Bring our city together through mobility connections that don't necessarily need or necessitate a car. When the Westside expansions finished,.
"mayor jane castor" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"South Florida's severe weather station on the Weather Channel's Jeff Mar on NewsRadio, 6 10 W. The suspect fired on the cops and they shot back. Daytona Beach Police shot and killed 44 year old Michael Harris, Then they wanted for an attempted murder charge. The cop wearing the camera we heard got hit in the chest but stayed in the fight, and we'll be okay. Tampa takes notes on how to improve its police force from the University of South Florida criminology professor Mayor Jane Castor convene the workshop that included research from brand of Fox that said, many people don't trust the cops and haven't for generations. We can Use that history in that past to improve our police department and our relationship with the community. That's castor. Fox's recommendations include better transparency and having trained mental health professionals and social workers. Company officers on some calls Police chief Brian Dude and promised to put the recommendations into practice. Political pressure put a stop to a Corona virus vaccine trial in Palm Beach County researchers plan to start testing a vaccine from AstraZeneca on 10. People and hope you have hundreds in the trial by October, But the Palm Beach Post reports the trial's leader is saying the FDA might try to bypass the trial altogether and simply approve the vaccine for emergency access covered. 19 has killed more than 11,000 people in Florida, including another 162 reported dead today. Two dozen disaster relief workers from the South Florida have taken their Red Cross training to Louisiana to help those devastated by Hurricane Laura. We have a special disaster assessment till we go out with and Are able to make sure that people whose home they're unlivable have somewhere to go have connections to the agencies that are going to help them get back on their feet. Greater Miami and Keys executive director Debbie Koch says assessment. Volunteers also bring food, water and cleaning supplies to hurricane victims. With Florida's news. I'm John the question summer savings at Miami Lakes Mall 0% interest of eight months. Miami like so tamal dot com. Back to work at that. Joop the one you realized isn't for you. Well, that's if you're lucky. Right? Make.
"mayor jane castor" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Chicago 94 7 W. L S FM HD to Chicago Station News is next but first Douglas Weather Channel forecast Mostly sunny skies. Under that heat advisory will top out around 95 meeting next range. 102 near 1 10 And then tonight we've got those late night showers and storms could produce some damaging winds. Very heavy rain and flooding. Middle Upper seventies early storms tomorrow, then some clearing upper eighties. Mostly cloudy Monday from the weather Channel on Jeff, You Know Wools Sammy 90 with another update in 30 minutes. Florida outbreak. Texas CRISIS I'm Anne Kate's Florida has reported more than 10,000 confirmed covert 19 infections today. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor says mandatory restrictions seem to be working. Put a mask order in place three weeks ago, and so we've seen significant adherence to that out in the community, the county Put a mask ordinance and over two weeks ago, and so you know that I believe is starting to show positive results were seeing a flattening out in the number of those cases. Correspondent Polo Sandoval reports. The pandemic has become a crisis in Texas. The death rate is hitting new highs and Texas were on Friday, 174 people died due to covert Record for the state. One South Texas health official sounding the alarm about county near the U. S Mexico border. My God. Now we're losing 30 35 people a day doctor, Yvonne Melendez, saying his colleagues are physically and emotionally.
"mayor jane castor" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"It's 7 12 on AM Tampa Bay and we're joined now by Tampa Mayor Jane Castor. And Mayor. Castor wanted to talk to you about the code. 19 of course, but how do you feel about reopening the school's coming up? Well, we'll have to wait and see. You know things are changing literally day by day, So we feel that we're starting Tio flatten out this curve here in the next couple of Of days will really tell us a lot as far as stopping this this incredible surge in the number of covert 19 cases. Now as far as the school's goto open. I don't think they're gonna open like they did last year clearly, but I'm sure have a lot of faith in our superintendent, and I think that he's going to do the right thing. I would personally predict a little bit later opening than this August. Uh, when when I was kid schools didn't open until Labor Day weekend. Anyway, they were kids. They had a horse and buggy to well, not you. Maybe. Maybe. Hey, one other thing. I wanted to talk, Tio. I think it's great. You've gotten together with the county commission in this effort to get the space force Command here. Yeah, yeah, It's very exciting, and we've got the perfect perfect location for it with MacDill Air Force space here. And you know the city of Tampa where and Hillsborough County we are the place that it needs to be. I know there's a number of of locations throughout Florida that have applied, but by far we're the best. So we're really hoping we put together a good package and we're hoping that that it comes our way. Yeah, I was reading a story in which they were saying that the Tampa Bay Area or Tampa, the city of Tampa is has a fairly quote here. Fairly strong chance. Of being a top contender. And I think well, because we've got 100,000 veterans here. We got McBriar Force Base, obviously, And they say the veterans got a pool of skilled talent, workforce and A lot of businesses here. That would be helpful to, But, um, the fact that you've gotten together with County Commission chairman less Miller Make the effort even stronger is pretty neat and looks like we might get it. Yeah, You know, that's very important. It's great that you brought that up, Jack. We have you know that we are military community. Then with all of the veterans and also in addition to that we have an incredible Business community contractors that do military work. And then you know, showing that great relationship that we have with Hillsborough County. Unfortunately in other areas, government doesn't work that well together so great package and again. We're very hopeful that we'll have that here there, Castor. How do you see the city right now City, a Tampa dealing with the Mask ordinance. Do you think it's going? Well, there's I haven't seen any finds in the city of Tampa as far as business is concerned, but I know police have been getting Phone calls with people that are that are pretty upset If they don't see with somebody you know, wearing a mask. How do you think it's going so far? I think it's going very well, You know, from just anecdotally driving around going to different locations. I see the vast majority of individuals wearing a mask and I know that there Those out there that that are against it, and my position is the science says it works. If the science is 100% wrong, it's still just a mask. Just put it on. And wear it and let's see what we can do. We're we're talking about individuals losing their lives here. And so it's not that big of a deal. Just wear a mask and we'll see really this week will be a tale. Tell sign, if you know if it works. And if we start to reduce those those positive Kobe 19 cases Yep. It's certainly worth wearing woman. Hope it's going to continue. But Mayor we appreciate your joining us this morning on AM Tampa Bay. Thanks. I appreciate it, too. And listen. Have your listeners go to Tampa Gove dot net and look up one Tampa were also giving $2000 away two businesses that have been affected by cope in 19 just tryingto help lift him up like you guys are as well. And it's very simple Tampa guy dot net and they can see if they qualify. Tampa Gove dot net has certainly do it. And thanks for getting there All right. You guys have a great day and stay healthy. You betcha. Tampa Mayor Jane Caster here. It's six or 7 17 and real quickly..
Tampa Mayor Jane Castor Answers Coronavirus Questions
"Joining us now we have Tampa mayor Jane castor mayor how are you I'm doing great how are you good thank you so much for joining us so first let me just throw to you what message do you need to get out to the city of Tampa about this corona virus outbreak what's the latest our first of all I want everybody to text camper ready to eight eight eight seven seven seven and you'll get a real time updates and information from the city of Tampa and so you know we're we're getting a lot of news around the country and you know about different events being canceled and new cases coming up as I've said from the beginning it wasn't if it was when we were going to get some of these get the corona virus cases in our community now that we have the test kits available will detect more than likely detect new cases that you know may not have been detected previously but with that said everyone just needs to take the steps necessary simple steps necessary to avoid contracting the corona virus and also to know that those individuals that have contracted it and they are not elderly or have other health considerations that it's just like a mild case of the flu for them so what we're looking at is is trying to avoid the spread of the because the the key to the corona virus virus is that it is so easily contracted one of them everyone did well god I'm going to I just want everyone to insure that everyone's getting their information from reliable sources I just was at an event today the retirement for the superintendent of schools and an individual showed me a text from his daughter and said that her office had been evacuated because someone there tested positive I talked to the doctor Holt hills were county health department and he said that's not true so you know people need to have accurate information from reliable sources let me ask you this one of the big questions that we've had and that we've had trouble getting answers to from a state officials what is our testing capacity here in the Tampa Bay area do you know well I don't know if they're testing capacity we have the test kids now but that's something that we're we're working with we intend to have a press conference tomorrow with the executives from the three major health facilities here TGH TGH Bakare and add that hello and talk about you know the emergency management policies and procedures that we have in place that included surge capacity and so that's what we want to avoid is having individuals go into doctor's offices or hospitals when they feel that they may have the corona virus because now you're going to have the doctor and the medical personnel have to be quarantined as well so we we are going to provide that information in the days or tomorrow it will be provided we're having the emergency policy I'm sorry executive policy group is meeting at one thirty tomorrow but we have the capability to do the testing and working on if it becomes necessary to have those remote testing site and quarantine areas if it becomes necessary we're talking to Tampa mayor Jane castor here on P. M. Tampa Bay I know one thing you've been focused on is our elderly community here in the Tampa Bay area what steps are being taken to make sure they're protected as they're the most at risk for the most severe symptoms from this disease yes without a doubt so yesterday we went to all of the nursing homes and assisted living facilities there's eighty eight in the city within the city of Tampa and we had personnel from the city of Tampa from city of Tampa code enforcement Tampa fire rescue in the Tampa police department visit each one of those facilities and provide them with the information from the CDC about monitoring visitors if they're allowing those jurors monitoring for when they come in to make sure that they don't have any signs or symptoms of fever shortness of breath coughing those types of things and then also the simple steps that they could take to keep all of their residents say the majority of these have been employed it was more of a reminder than anything else but we also wanted to have that face to face connection with the the supervisors in each of these locations so that they have that point of contact if they had any questions or any concerns whatsoever that they'd be able to reach out to the city of Tampa and and get those questions answered those concerns taken care of we're talking to Tampa mayor Jane castor about Tampa's corona virus preparations when it comes to look at a closing schools or canceling events things like that that we're seeing in other cities across the country how does that decision making process work is that up to you is that up to the governor is that up to you health officials at the federal level talk a little bit about that well not at the federal level clearly the governor you know it is declared state of emergency and and he can make decisions for the state but most of the decisions are being made locally and that's something that you know I have to wait two things one is that the health and safety of our citizens which is paramount but I also have to balance that with our economy as well and think about those individuals that count on these events and these conferences and so forth so the health and safety will always of our citizens will always win out but I also have to make those other considerations and ensure that we're not canceling events unnecessarily and you know there's no nobody has a crystal ball but I will always make decisions that are in the best interests of our citizens the NC double a tournament obviously March madness now to be limited in terms of who can attend those games going to be basically essential personnel some family members people like that when it comes to St Patrick's day we know New York and Chicago New York and Chicago are the latest to cancel their parades what's the St Patrick's day situation for Tampa are you still on for now I don't intend to cancel that unless there's changes in the next you know the next day or two by Friday and clearly that's a local event and so I have the the liberty of waiting till the last minute if you know of other cases arise in our community then that's clearly something that that I would consider but also you have to look at these events to if they're bringing individuals from out of state or individuals you know that are coming in on flight into our city the St Patrick's day parade is a very a very local of that and small in size compared to events in Chicago and New York City but I was on a phone call just an hour ago with a number of individuals here in the city of Tampa that other officials and also individuals that are handling these large events including our convention center and talking about those conventions as conferences that are coming some of the hockey game there decided a couple of cities have decided yeah the play those games without stands and so that's clearly an issue that the lightning are looking at very very closely but it's a it's a very delicate balance but again the health and safety of the citizens well will be
"mayor jane castor" Discussed on Florida Matters
"Pinellas county, Hillsborough county and Pasco county. So bus rapid transit is sort of like a train on the road. In other words, it would be a dedicated laps dedicated lane. But as you said, it's been talked about for a long time things kind of. Move slowly, and they do in transportation, I know it in it, it's a little frustrating. I had a conversation about transportation the other day and some possibilities of east-west connectors and expansion in other areas and someone said, well, you know, we'll get an environmental study done in three or four years. And I was thinking, more along the lines of, we're to have the solution in place in three or four years. So see if I laid as data right, right. Things move slowly. Now they know enough, Ronnie. Ronnie -cation is very ironic. That you're talking about transportation and things move. Very slowly, but there are things that you feel like you can do quickly. I mean, fixing a sidewalk does seem like it should take exactly repaving streets sidewalks streetlights those types of things, and then the activation of the CSX lines that go all the way from south Tampa through downtown ebor east ham out to USF. That'd be a game changer for those neighborhoods while relieving a great deal of congestion off of the roadways along those neighborhoods an extension of the streetcar. That goes from ebor city to downtown, taking that through downtown to Tampa heights. And then all the way through seminal heights, it would allow for the connectivity of all of those neighborhoods and the potential of getting rid of your car. You're looking at different forms of transportation using our waterways as a form of transportation as well. Whatever we can do to reduce the congestion on the streets and. Use the need for a car. You've talked about walkability and bike ability, as you know, as the former chief of police a very dangerous city for walking in my gang. What do we do about that one? We need to continue to try to, to make our streets are roadways safer for biking, pedestrians and the other forms of transportation, that are coming, east scooters, the bicycles, you know, all of those things are coming, so making our roadways safer getting the driving public use to the, the biking or pedestrian public and vice versa. But also developing Greenway wherever we can through public private partnerships. So in west shore, there are plans for some green ways out there that will connect residential with retail and take the cyclists and pedestrians off of the roadways while cutting the distance of their transit. So what would it Greenway Greenway would just basically be? A path that would traverse public and private right away. And so it would be utilized only for pedestrians and bicycles and forms of transportation, other than feel like your life in your hand. Your bike along. Right. So you'll kind of use your bully pulpit, then to push some of these, I push that into to really forge those relationships between the public entity or the private entities, and the city of Tampa so that we can provide those green ways and in encourage the pedestrians in the cyclist because aside from the lack of congestion or reduction of congestion out on our streets. I mean, look at the health benefits the reduction in pollution, and then the, the personal health benefits from getting out on a bicycle or walking. Yeah. If there was some attractive place to go ride your bike to get downtown. Yes that you didn't take your life in your hands hearing. So, so you have an interesting background as the former chief of police, and it seems that you in that role would have form some pretty strong ideas about crime social issues. Victims of crime. How do you bring that experience into your job as mayor to bring that into the job as mayor? The benefit is the awareness. You know, my knowledge, I know every neighborhood from having patrolled for thirty one years. I know the problems the issues in the particular neighborhoods, or know who to contact to talk about those problems in those issues and certainly understand the victimization and the need for social Justice in so many different areas and one of the things that we worked so diligently towards in cooperation with all of our citizens was not only a reduction in crime in making our city safer, but also was reducing the number of victims. That was always the most important statistic to me was the number of citizens who were not victims of crime because of the actions of the police officers. In the citizens working together, as you mentioned, the increased lighting on the streets. That's a simple solution is a simple solution that not only reduces crime, but also will reduce those accidents when you aluminum it, our roadways and sidewalks going back a minute to the affordable housing issue, you walking a balance between being excited about Neo velopment water street. But these are bringing in really luxury condos luxury developments and wanting to encourage affordable housing. How do you walk that line? I mean, you don't want to make rule so onerous for developers that they go to a different city and go somewhere else. What's your philosophy? There is a balance in them, but I believe that it's a balance that can be met. And so looking at what we can do in affordable housing, one is a reduction on one hand a reduction in the cost of. Of the construction, if you look at what the definition of audible housing is it's one hundred eighty two two hundred twenty thousand dollars for a home. That's not many citizens definition of affordable. So what can we do to reduce that bottom line? Whether it is relax Asian of some of the codes for parking and retail providing city, lots to developers so that they can take that price off the bottom line looking at the mom and pop motels along Nebraska, turning that into homes for young millennials, you know, all types of avenues that we can explore to reduce the price, either of a home or rent, a lot people can afford the monthly mortgage payment or rent payment, but they don't have that down payment, or they have bad credit, looking at programs that we can take care of that to bridge the gap between how much a home cost and what the home buyer can. Actually afford. So those are things that we will be exploring looking at set-asides whatever we can do to provide affordable homes in all of our neighborhoods. We've been talking on Florida matters a little bit about inclusionary zoning that came up in the legislative session this time, what's your feeling on that, where you require a developer to set aside ten or fifteen percent of the development for low income housing? And that's something that we are in the process of exploring looking at those set-asides. Is it ten to fifteen percent of development that is affordable, or they provide the requisite amount of funds into a Bank that would allow for affordable housing? Or do you look literally at the ten to fifteen percent of satisfies, regardless of where it's at and there are cities that have used all of those models? So we will explore anything in everything. That we can to provide that affordable housing as quickly as possible. So that legislation in Tallahassee about prohibiting inclusionary zoning in towns, it, so something that local municipalities were balking at this what they felt was an erosion of home rule from Tallahassee is that something you've been following? Yes, it seems that there's a consistent attempt to erode home rule. I think that, that's a significant issue here in our state. Can you see their point though of wanting uniformity and some regulations or some laws? Yes. Some regulations. But from what I'm seeing those boundaries are being stepped over. This is Florida matters. I'm Robin sussing ham, and I'm in the studio with Tampa. Mayor Jane castor, I want to introduce you a little bit to our listeners, especially those who aren't from Tampa and may not have heard that much about you. Are you married? No, I'm not. Mary, do you have kids? I do. I have two boys Sergei Sealy. They are adopted from the Ukraine, and they are two months apart. And they're getting ready to turn twenty years old. So they're in college. All right. And how old were they when, when you adopt a nineteen and twenty one months are they brothers where the pilots were in the same orphanage? Did you go over to the Ukraine? What about pets? You have any pets. Oma gosh. Bad subject. Yes, I do. I've had dogs my entire life. And to lab rescues, one the most wonderful dog in the world. Sally a yellow lab had to have him put down. I'm sorry. We don't know. It breaks your heart doesn't it? And then we my partner and I have two other mixes that we got from the humane society. I have my little red who's a Chihuahua and schnauzer mix, which is to really mean personality. But he's cute as he can be people ask, what kind of dog is that. And I said, too much wine at the humane society. But yeah, we hurt we have three dogs. No cats. No cats you normally two cats. It's interesting. I had them all my life as a youngster. I'm one of five kids and we grew up out in the country. So there were pets everywhere, but still as an adult I'm allergic to cats. So when you walk into a house that has cats and you start sneezing it's not that bad anymore. It was when I was younger, it, it actually I've developed that allergy from wherever as a young police officer in my mid and late twenties. And I would go in some place, and, you know, especially in small confined areas where they had a number of cats and I'd be like you've gotta come outside, you know, you're not one of the dangers. Is that right? Cat allergies. That's another danger. You need to look out for. Yeah. So what about your favorite food? My favorite food is just about everything. Now you gotta pick some love to try different foods, and now I've lived in seminal heights, my entire adult life since I was twenty one years old. And now it's the hip place to be the restaurant, and they have so many restaurants there. So if I had to pick my favorite, I tell you what recently, it has been Michelle Fatos Cuban sandwiches. I think good Tampa answer. I know it really is. And it's the truth to I just matter of fact I had one last night I had half win leftover in the refrigerator. And I we had a an event the mayor's ball. I never had the opportunity to eat was taking photos
"mayor jane castor" Discussed on Florida Matters
"This is Florida matters. I Robin Sesing ham this week conversation with Tampa's, newly elected. Mayor Jane castor. Mayor castor served on Tampa police force for thirty one years becoming the department's first female police chief in two thousand nine Tampa voters chose her to become their mayor in a runoff election against David stress on April twenty third. Jane castor, welcome. Thank you very much. I appreciate it as we record this. You've just been interviewed by National Public Radio program about the issue of being the mayor and gay. How do you feel about the focus on your sexuality, because it really didn't come up at all during the campaign. Right. It didn't come up at all. And I think that says a lot about our community in first of all the accepting way of our community. But more importantly, that our community Tampa is focused on getting a leader, a mayor who has the skill knowledge and experience to get things done to focus on the issues that matter to them day to day. So how do you feel about now? National publications organizations broadcast is coming to you and ask you to talk about it asking you whether you're a role model or what do you think the significance? Well, there is a significance. Oh, use the same analogy that I use when I was sworn in. As the first female chief of police at the time, I said, I wanted to be remembered as a good chief, not as the first female at the end of my tenure, but with that said it wasn't lost on me the significance of being the first and that's the same thing here as the mayor, you know, I want to be remembered as a good mayor at the end of my term, not as the I q mayor, did you think about how you wanted to handle that issue during the campaign, or did you just let it play out. No, I just let it play out because it again, it, it really didn't come up and, and really hasn't come up. It didn't come up while I was a chief of police and didn't come up throughout the campaign, but I've Foley understand the significance of that being the first, especially in the southeast in the south. And it's and it's important, you know, it is an important issue to show that acceptance and that inclusion and ensure that, that not only do I continue to fight for equal rights for everyone, but also to be. That role model so kids can look up and say, hey, I can be what I want to be. It was interesting because I've been spoke to people who didn't even realize your sexual orientation until after when you and your acceptance speech when you're when your partner, and you were on the stage together, just it was interesting that, right? And, and really, it's just not that big of a deal. I went to a prayer breakfast, one morning and more than one person came up to me and said, you know, I don't necessarily agree with your lifestyle. But I'm voting for you. Because I think that you'll be a good leader. And that's fair enough that kind of leads into a question I wanted to ask you about Tampa. Are you a lifelong resident born and raised here fifty nine years ago? So what are the biggest changes that you've seen in Tampa? Do you think we've grown slowly over the last couple of decades? And now it just seems that this city is really on fire right now. And it's a very, very exciting. Time it is the most exciting time of my adult life. I've said more than once that this city is going to change more in the next ten years than it has a Mayan tire lifetime. And we have a very unique opportunity here. We have the opportunity to create the city that we want, you know, a city we wanna live and work in a city will be proud to pass off to the next generation. So that growth is really exciting plays. And there's some transformational development going on downtown Tampa. But what are the problems that you see some of that growth? Well, the issues that I'm going to focus on with the growth, first and foremost transportation, that is our biggest issue, here are curious. He'll not just in Tampa or Hillsborough county, but in the entire Tampa Bay area, and as I have said in the past, we never lacked for good ideas and transportation we lacked for funding. So with the offer transportation will be able to implement some of those transportation solutions while. Taking care of the issues that need to be addressed maintenance in our roads, repaving, a lighting our streets, up to make them safer comprehensive sidewalk plan that starts at the schools, and moves out from there. So there's a lot of things that we can focus on in the transportation area other areas that I will be focusing on affordable housing. That is something that Tampa, we were built by immigrants, and we are a very, very diverse city and we're city than embraces that diversity. So the last thing that we can have as people priced out of the city of Tampa. Everyone should be able to live in a home that they can be proud of in a neighborhood that they want to be in here in Tampa. And so very, very laser focus on affordable housing workforce development as well. We'll, we'll get into some of those things that I want to go back to transportation for a moment. That is one of the issues closest to your heart. I think and you are serving now on the board of the Hillsborough area, regional transit authority, heart. Yes. So you're the first mayor in sixteen years to serve on that board. And you wanted to serve on that board, personally, I think, for one reason, because they're going to be coming into a quite a bit of money that all for transportation referendum, which raise the sales tax in Hillsborough county to fund transit is going to be coming online. So there's going to be a lot of money involved in this, and were you hoping for greater oversight of the board by by sitting on a personal, right? Well, it's, you know, transportation, who's one of the main focuses in our city right now. So to me, it was logical to be a part of the heart board. I believe that our bus system is an essence going to be reinvented. They're going to have the funding necessary to do that which will translate. Late into reliable bus service to neighborhoods that have never seen it before. And then looking at, you know, our streetcars ways that will be able to provide those transportation solutions, I wanna be a part of that. So you talked about bus service. In addition to traditional bus service and providing more routes in the more frequent routes, yes, there's also this plan for bus rapid transit. Yes. Do you see that coming online with these funds? I do that is a solution. That's been talked about for over a decade. And I believe that there are still a few issues that need to be flushed out with that, but we need some type of a transit system that will connect Pinellas