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Why Temple Terrace is Teaming Up With Tampa to Keep Your Community Clean

Listen to Temple Terrace Mayor Frank Chillura and Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn talk about the partnership the two cities have created to tackle code enforcement issues.

Temple Terrace Mayor Frank Chillura and Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn talk abut a joint code enforcement sweep during a press conference at Temple Terrace City Hall Thursday. Video credit: Ashley Reams
Temple Terrace Mayor Frank Chillura and Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn talk abut a joint code enforcement sweep during a press conference at Temple Terrace City Hall Thursday. Video credit: Ashley Reams


It's nice to see blue shirts and green shirts together, said Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn as he approached a group of code enforcement officers Thursday morning at Temple Terrace City Hall.

Officers from Temple Terrace wearing green shirts joined with officers from Tampa wearing blue shirts to cite code violators on the border of the two cities.

The joint code enforcement sweep is primarily focusing on the area between 50th and 56th streets said Michael Dunn, City if Temple Terrace spokesman.

During a press conference immediately preceding the sweep, Temple Terrace Mayor Frank Chillura and Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn noted the importance of the partnership for both cities.

"I think there is a new recognition in this community that it doesn't matter whether you're on the green team on the blue team," Buckhorn said. "Ultimately, our job is to the people that we represent, the people that live in this community."

Learn more about why the two cities are teaming up in the video above.

What do you think of the joint code enforcement sweep? Tell us in the comments.

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joyce beeman August 15, 2013 at 12:11 PM
Great news! Temple Terrace needs to educate residents of the code violations. Residents should be given code violation fines and less warnings.
Marshall August 15, 2013 at 12:15 PM
and the fines given should be increased
Lucas Hutchins August 16, 2013 at 08:23 AM
so many violation that i have seen go unnoticed by the code enforcement.
Annette Renny August 16, 2013 at 08:38 AM
Moving our code enforcement from minimal to moderate standards is what we are striving for. Our city has a great Mayor and council now, they will move forward and do what is necessary to up our code and enforce the code.
P.D. August 16, 2013 at 09:18 AM
Don't get your hopes up with the city of Tampa Code enforcement. I have been complaining about an area in thier city for 2 years that is probably the worst area in the city (take a look for yourself, (48th st. just south of Busch Blvd) and nothing has been done. Every time I call they have a different excuse of why it is not being handled. All this hooplah seems to be just a way for them to make another excuse as to why these issues have not been handled before now. This has been their job for years! what have they been waiting for????
Marshall August 16, 2013 at 10:24 AM
Lucas, make sure you call them in PD - email Tampa Councilwoman Montelione about it
Lucas Hutchins August 30, 2013 at 06:26 PM
There is one house across from one of our houses in Tampa that has been in violation with code enforcement for over 8 years. (missing window, 4 abandoned cars in driveway, grass hasn't been cut in years, house falling apart, still Tampa has done nothing. Even worse someone is living there. I know a bunch of house in Tampa that are a violation, i don't think Tampa cares.

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