Kerstein, Robert; University of South Florida Libraries -- Florida Studies Center.|Oral History Program; University of South Florida -- Tampa Library
University of South Florida Libraries
During the tenure of Tampa Mayor Sandy Freedman (1986-1995), Bob Harrell initially served as the mayor's Director of Business and Community Services and he later served as the city's Director of Finance. The interview begins with a discussion of Mr. Harrell's education and graduate internship with the City of Tampa in 1974. He then began working for the city in 1975. Mr. Harrell discusses changes to the city's zoning and subdivision codes under the Freedman administration. There is also a discussion of the city's first water conservation ordinance that was implemented during the Freedman administration. Mr. Harrell also talks about the Lykes family, historic preservation, transportation impact fees, and downtown redevelopment. The interview ends with a discussion of Mayor Freedman's leadership style and her administration's focus on the common citizen and the development of the Office of Neighborhood Relations.
City planning, Water conservation
1 sound file (93 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file
City planning; Water conservation
Oral histories, Online audio
University of South Florida
Tampa Mayor Sandy Freedman administration oral history project
Harrell, Bob, "Bob Harrell" (2007). Tampa Mayor Sandy Freedman Administration Oral History Project. 21.