Tampa Mayor Sandy Freedman Administration Oral History Project

Interviewee

Sonny Oppenheim

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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

2005-06-22

Publication Date

9-11-2007

Abstract

During the tenure of Tampa Mayor Sandy Freedman (1986-1995), Sonny Oppenheim served as the Mayor's Administrative Aide. The interview begins with Ms. Oppenheim discussing her background and her move from Brooklyn, New York, to Tampa when she was nineteen years old. Ms. Oppenheim discusses various city programs including "Peer to Peer" and "Paint Your Heart Out." She also talks about the mayor's problems with the Tampa Police Department over the "take home cars" issue. There is also a discussion about the positive relationship the mayor's office had with the press during Mayor Freedman's tenure. The interview ends with a discussion of Ms. Oppenheim's current position working for the Women/Minority Business Enterprise Program (WMBE) in Tampa.

Keywords

Community development

Description

1 sound file (41 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

F50-00019

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