Tampa Mayor Sandy Freedman Administration Oral History Project

Title

Mike Salmon

Interviewee

Mike Salmon

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Interviewer

Kerstein, Robert J.; University of South Florida Libraries -- Florida Studies Center.|Oral History Program; University of South Florida -- Tampa Library

Publisher

University of South Florida Libraries

Date

2006-01-11

Publication Date

9-11-2007

Abstract

During the tenure of Tampa Mayor Sandy Freedman (1986-1995), Mike Salmon served as Administrator of Water Resources and Public Works. Mr. Salmon worked for the city of Tampa from 1977 (beginning under the administration of Mayor William F. Poe) through October of 2004. Under Mayor Poe, Mr. Salmon was Director of the Department of Public Works. Mr. Salmon describes the "refuse to energy" plant project that he directed beginning in 1983, under Mayor Bob Martinez (1979-1986). He also discusses the construction of the Tampa Convention Center and the Florida Aquarium. The topics of storm water, drainage, freeboard, urban renewal, and the Model Cities program are also covered in the interview. The interview ends with Mr. Salmon discussing his overall impressions of the Freedman administration.

Keywords

Water resources development

Description

1 sound file (67 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file

Subject: topical

Water resources development

Subject: geographic

Tampa (Fla.)

Language

English

Type

Sound

Genre

Oral histories, Online audio

Format

audio/mp3

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Tampa Mayor Sandy Freedman administration oral history project

Identifier

F50-00014

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