Go Hillsborough – Where we are, and where we go from here…

Background Lots of things have happened with Go Hillsborough since my last post. I first want to point out that my original plan to continue the piece-by-piece blog post series, as I was doing during the first set of public outreach workshops, just wasn’t going to work out. This was for several reasons; but particularly dueContinue reading “Go Hillsborough – Where we are, and where we go from here…”

Go Hillsborough – Public Outreach Meetings – Phase II

Meeting Schedule Updated on 10/14/15. This post will list all upcoming Phase II Go Hillsborough public outreach meetings. These meetings are focused on which specific projects that county residents want to see in the final community transportation plan. These meetings began yesterday, August 17, 2015, and will continue through the month of October. In November,Continue reading “Go Hillsborough – Public Outreach Meetings – Phase II”

CANCELLED – All subsequent planned “This is Go Hillsborough” blog posts

This month, I was planning to complete my first cluster of blog posts revolving around the Go Hillsborough Transportation Plan. However, due to recent developments, I will no longer be publishing these posts and I have decided to cancel the remainder of the This is Go Hillsborough blog series altogether.

Go Hillsborough – Part 5 – Working Together to Find Consensus

It’s all come down to the wire. Now that we’ve identified the issues at hand when it comes to transportation, explored various opportunities to help improve Hillsborough County’s transportation network, and have made the tough choices in how we want to fund those improvements; it’s time for the public to gather around and work togetherContinue reading “Go Hillsborough – Part 5 – Working Together to Find Consensus”

Go Hillsborough – Part 4 – Making the Tough Choices

It’s time for Hillsborough County to get down to the nitty gritty as the final part of the Go Hillsborough transportation public outreach process begins. Starting on Monday, May 11, there will be four Finding Consensus meetings and one final telephone town hall. Before I go into Finding Consensus, I want to briefly recap my observations fromContinue reading “Go Hillsborough – Part 4 – Making the Tough Choices”

Go Hillsborough – Part 3 – Exploring and Evaluating Options

In the 3rd installment of my “This is Go Hillsborough” blog series, I will be taking a look at the second phase of the Go Hillsborough public outreach process, called Exploring Options. The purpose of this series was to get citizens to think about which projects are feasible, and which ones aren’t. It was aContinue reading “Go Hillsborough – Part 3 – Exploring and Evaluating Options”

Go Hillsborough – Part 2 – Overcoming Challenges

Blogger’s Note: I originally intended to publish this post right after the first round of Go Hillsborough workshops. However, due to several problems, including my computer crashing in February, I had to basically start all over with writing this post.  Observations from the first round of workshops  On March 2, 2015, I had an opportunityContinue reading “Go Hillsborough – Part 2 – Overcoming Challenges”

No relief in sight for clogged Gandy Blvd in Tampa

Let’s face it, Gandy Blvd in Tampa is just too clogged. Traffic routinely backs up for miles during rush hour, and despite plans for either a bypass expressway or an elevated structure being planned for the last two decades at least, nothing has materialized. There is currently no funding available for construction, nor will thereContinue reading “No relief in sight for clogged Gandy Blvd in Tampa”

Trolling at Go Hillsborough

As the Go Hillsborough public outreach process continues, out have come the trolls on the official Facebook page. Yep, you heard right…trolls, and many of them too. In fact, though I am not naming anyone specific, these are the same trolls that consistently trashed PSTA’s Greenlight Pinellas Facebook page last year. These are also theContinue reading “Trolling at Go Hillsborough”

Go Hillsborough – Part 1 – An Overview

Let the discussion begin You’ve likely been hearing about it over the past few months, but now the official public outreach process has begun in Hillsborough County. What is this outreach process about exactly? It’s about building a better transportation network throughout the county. Because let’s face it, we’re at a pivotal crossroads right now,Continue reading “Go Hillsborough – Part 1 – An Overview”