Tampa Mayor Sandy Freedman Administration Oral History Project

Interviewee

Sandy Freedman

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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

2005-05-31

Publication Date

10-16-2007

Abstract

Former Tampa Mayor Sandy Freedman, discusses her life in politics in Tampa, Florida. She begins the interview with a brief discussion of her childhood and how she came to the Tampa Bay area. She also discusses her tenure on the Tampa City Council as a council member and later as chairman of the council. Ms. Freedman discusses her time as acting mayor and mayor of the city of Tampa from 1986 to1995. She also discusses city programs that were significant to her as mayor: Tampa Neighborhood Cleanup, the Growth Management Act of 1985 (neighborhood element), the Community Reinvestment Act (implemented on a local level), Tampa Heights building and redevelopment project, the sister-city program, and the building of the Tampa Convention Center. The interview ends with Ms. Freedman reflecting on her time as mayor and what she would have done differently.

Keywords

Community development, City planning

Description

1 sound file (265 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file

Subject: topical

Community development; City planning

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

F50-00005

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