RELEASE from City of Tampa
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Tampa Announces Public Viewing Areas and Official Parade Route for
Tampa, FL June 26, 2012
The City of Tampa announced the official parade route and public
viewing areas for demonstrations during the Republican National
The official parade route runs down Washington Street, turning south at
Morgan Street, east on Whiting Street and then south along S. Nebraska
The goal of the parade route is to minimize disruption to traffic in
downtown while providing space for demonstrations. However, groups may
hold demonstrations and march in other public areas, such as sidewalks
There will be two public viewing areas available that are linked by S.
Nebraska Avenue. There is viewing area under the Lee Roy Selmon
Expressway along Jefferson Street and one available along S. Nebraska
Avenue up to Brorein Street.
In total, the public viewing areas equate to over seven acres.
Comparatively, the public viewing area in Denver equaled just over one
acre, and the area in Minneapolis equaled to about four acres.
The public viewing area is where protestors can be within sight and
sound of the Republican national Convention, which will be at the Tampa
Bay Times Forum. Along S. Nebraska Avenue and Walton Street, the City
of Tampa will provide a stage as well as a sound system for
In order to provide the space for the public viewing areas, the City of
Tampa has leased several parking lots. The lots under the Lee Roy
Selmon Expressway along Jefferson Street have already been leased and
approved by Tampa City Council. The agreements for the lots along S.
Nebraska Avenue and E. Cumberland Avenue will go before City Council
for approval. The leases will cost $57,500, and the City of Tampa
expects to be reimbursed by the Department of Justice security grant.
2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Presidential
Candidate Gary Bauer congratulated Governor Scott
Walker for his win in Wisconsin's
ready to do the hard work of reigning in out-of-control
Bauer, the chairman of the Campaign for Working Families, made
the following statement:
"I congratulate Governor Scott Walker
for his hard-fought victory tonight, and most especially for having the
courage of his convictions to fight the good fight. But the victory in Wisconsin is not Scott
Walker's alone. It is a victory for the hard-working
taxpayers of Wisconsin,
who foot the bill year after year. It is a victory for common
over powerful special interests. It is a victory that taxpayers
every state can celebrate. It is a victory, yes, even for some
Gov. Walker's reforms were enacted, tens of thousands of state
employees have opted to keep more of the money they earn rather than
let the public employees union siphon off their hard-earned
In other words, once given the choice, more than half of the public
employees union's members decided that they didn't need the
These reforms will pay real dividends for the taxpayers of
They are the real winners tonight.
"The recall election is a sign of good things to come. The
power of the Big Labor bosses has finally been checked, not just in Wisconsin,
but also in scores of other states across the country. More
legislators and taxpayers will be inspired to stand up against the
liberal labor unions and do what is truly in the best interests of
their communities. Wisconsin's
Electoral College votes are now in play, and the anti-tax, small
government movement that swept the country in 2010 is about to sweep Barack Obama out of office in 154 days!"
Source: PR Newswire (http://s.tt/1drYR)