Jane Castor

Poll: Jane Castor in solid position for re-election

With no opponent in sight, 58% of voters say they'd give the Tampa Mayor a second term. If today were Election Day, Jane Castor would earn a second term as Tampa Mayor. According to an internal poll obtained by Florida Politics, 58% of Tampa voters said they would back the incumbent Democrat when she’s on the ballot during next year’s municipal elections.
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Tampa is ‘extraordinarily strong,’ says Mayor Jane Castor

TAMPA — Mayor Jane Castor took the stage in front of two teleprompters in a Tampa Convention Center ballroom Wednesday morning to a standing ovation. Several hundred people were gathered, including community members, business leaders and many city employees, for her first in-person state-of-the-city address in her three years in office.
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In State of the City, Jane Castor says affordable housing, infrastructure Tampa's biggest challenges

Tampa's rapid growth has created big challenges in housing and infrastructure. That's according to Mayor Jane Castor, who gave her annual State of the City address Wednesday. In 2019, the city council approved a long-term $3 billion project to replace water and sewer lines. Castor said that should eliminate water line breaks and street cave-ins from collapsed lines.

Mayor Jane Castor Delivers "State of the City"

Mayor Jane Castor today hailed the “extraordinarily strong” state of the city in a speech that celebrated Tampa’s resiliency and summoned residents to work together to tackle challenges and enhance the quality of life of future generations. "For decades, Tampa aspired to be called America's Next Great...

Jane Castor makes case for transportation tax during State of the City address

'We can choose to be a city with world-class transit and safe options for getting around instead of growing potholes and traffic jams.'. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor Wednesday used part of her annual State of the City speech to make a case for the reintroduction of Hillsborough County’s All for Transportation tax.

Tampa mayor Jane Castor giving away 1,000 trees for Earth Day

The City of Tampa will be providing one thousand free trees to the community during Mayor Jane’s Tree Giveaway. Residents will be able to choose from 3 types of trees on-site based on availability. To be eligible for a free tree you must live within City of Tampa limits, have a yard where you can plant the tree, and be able to safely transport a 5-8FT tree in your vehicle REGISTER online.

Statement on Silver Oaks Apartments from Mayor Jane Castor

Tampa Mayor Jane Castor released the following statement related to news reports regarding unacceptable conditions at Silver Oaks Apartments in Tampa:. “The living conditions at Silver Oaks Apartments are unacceptable. Since 2020, my administration has responded to multiple complaints about Silver Oaks and have issued citations where applicable under our authority. We requested the State of Florida DBPR do an emergency inspection of the properties, requested that HUD inspect the units last year (several units were inspected, but not all) and have received a commitment from HUD to inspect every single unit again in the coming weeks.

Despite recent bumps, Mayor Jane Castor’s reelection prospects look strong

TAMPA — Mayor Jane Castor joked in an interview last week that her dog Alcaldesa is more popular than she is right now. This month, turbulent relations with City Council members, two of whom accused her of targeting her political opponents, coincided with significant pushback to her pick for police chief. Over the past year, her two biggest planned construction projects — Rome Yards mixed-use development in West Tampa and the City Center government office complex in East Tampa — have come under scrutiny for how bids were awarded.

Tampa Mayor Jane Castor wants to improve employee transparency and accountability

In response to recent controversies involving two City Council members, Tampa Mayor Jane Castor addressed plans to increase transparency and accountability within City Hall. The controversy began last month after a councilman John Dingfelder, resigned as part of a lawsuit settlement agreement. The lawsuit accused him of using his public office to his benefit, as well as breaking public records and ethics laws.

No. 3 on the list of Tampa Bay’s Most Powerful Politicians: Jane Castor

Castor's political star could one day shoot well past her office on Kennedy Boulevard. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor exploded onto the list of Tampa Bay’s Most Powerful Politicians at No. 12 during her first year in office as her political star was rising. Halfway through her first term, that...