Old Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association would like to thank everyone who came out to the I-275 and I-4 expansion vote. Your voices were heard and commitments were made to our neighborhoods. There is still a lot to do to ensure the best possible outcome for our neighborhood. Below is Commissioner Les Miller comments at the meeting and his commitment to us. We are coming up with a plan to ensure FDOT will comply Commissioner Miller’s requests while keeping all parties accountable for their promises to the Tampa Bay Communities. Commissioner Miller’s Comments THIS IS A DIFFICULT ISSUE. I AM 64 YEARS OLD AND I WAS BORN IN TAMPA ON 18TH AVENUE RIGHT OFF OF 22ND STREET. MY WIFE, GRANDMOTHER OWNED A HOME ON 13TH AVENUE RIGHT OFF OF 22ND STREET. YOU FIGURE THAT AGE THAT WAS BEFORE ANY INTERSTATE CAME THROUGH OR ANY URBAN REMOVAL. WHEN THE INTERSTATES DID COME THROUGH IN THE 1960’S, THERE WERE NO PUBLIC HEARINGS, PEOPLE COULDN’T COME DOWN AND TALK AND THAT INTERSTATE CAME RIGHT DOWN IN FRONT OF MY WIFE’S MOTHERS HOME AND THEY HAD TO LOOK AT THE INTERSTATE BEING BUILT. THERE WAS NO DISCUSSION WITH THE PUBLIC AT ALL. NOTHING WHATSOEVER. THAT IS… Read more“Commissioner Les Miller’s Commitment to the Heights”
If you were unable to attend the August 28th meeting regarding TBX, here’s what you need to know: At a cost of $9 billion +, TBX will destroy irreplaceable community assets TBX places valuable transportation funding into just one project when our region needs multimodal solutions and transit. TBX introduces variable rate tolls that tax citizens who use them twice TBX will dramatically affect the city & county negatively. It destroys historic residences, buildings and businesses in Tampa’s urban core. It is NOT what residents have told planning official they want. What you need to do: Send a message to Hillsborough County Commission, Metropolitan Planning & Florida Legislature by clicking here http://stoptbx.sunshinecitizens.org/join-the-fight/contact-officials/ Sign the petition here : https://www.change.org/p/florida-department-of-transportation-fdot-cancel-plans-to-widen-i-275-through-the-city-of-tampa Come to the MPO meeting on August 4th at 5:30. 601 E Kennedy Blvd, 26th Join here: https://www.facebook.com/OSHNA Call Commissioner Les Millers office. Give them your name, let them know that you are a voter in Hillsborough County, tell them that you do not want the Tampa Bay Express included in the Transportation Improvement Program.
Join us as many local originations discuss the I-275 and I-4 expansions. When: July 28th Doors open at 6:30 pm, Meeting will be from 7:00 -9:00 pm Where: American Legion Post 111 6918 N. Florida Ave. For the past several weeks, we have been working to develop an educational forum about FDOT’s Tampa Bay Express (TBX) project, in conjunction with our community partners, Sunshine Citizens, Tampa Heights Junior Civic Association, The Heights Collective and the Urban Charrette. In preparation for our goal to PACK the MPO Board Meeting on Aug. 4th with HUNDREDS of people, we designed this educational forum for anyone who wants to know more about FDOT’s Tampa Bay Express (TBX) plans to put toll lanes on Bay Area interstates. This is a can’t miss event for anyone who wants to know more about this project and its impacts, and for anyone who wants to learn how they can do their part to help. RSVP at the event page at Facebook, invite your friends, and mark your calendar. See you and your friends on the 28th! Many people throughout our community believe this plan is wrong for our neighborhood, if you agree please fill out the petition to stop TBX.