Tampa Mayor Sandy Freedman Administration Oral History Project

Interviewee

Kathy A. Betancourt

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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

2005-06-13

Publication Date

9-11-2007

Abstract

During the tenure of Tampa Mayor Sandy Freedman (1986-1995), Kathy Betancourt served as Director of Governmental Relations (through 1994). The interview begins with Ms. Betancourt discussing her background and growing up in Ybor City. She describes her position with the city and her work for the city in Tallahassee. She also discusses Florida's Urban Partnership (FUP) and Florida's Association of Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) and the role the city of Tampa played in these organizations. Ms. Betancourt talks about the city of Tampa's police department and its conflict with Mayor Freedman over the "take home cars" issue. She also discusses the issues of neighborhood development, leasehold taxes, and the waste-to-energy plants. The interview ends with Ms. Betancourt's impressions of Tampa and the changes in the city over the years.

Keywords

Community development

Description

1 sound file (63 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file

Subject: topical

Community 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

F50-00001

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