Kerstein, Robert J.; University of South Florida Libraries -- Florida Studies Center.|Oral History Program; University of South Florida -- Tampa Library
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During the tenure of Tampa Mayor Sandy Freedman (1986-1995), Ron Ibarra served as the city's chief accountant. He was employed by the City of Tampa from 1974 until November of 2005. In 1974 Mr. Ibarra served as the city's auditor. He discusses the city's bond issues as they related to the Performing Arts Center bond refunding, water and sewer bond refunding, and the Aquarium bond conduit issue. He also discusses the citys bond issues in regard to LifeLink, Moffitt Cancer Center, and DACCO. Mr. Ibarra talks about Tampa's revenue and budget issues during his time with the city. The interview ends with a discussion of key people within the city's finance offices during Mr. Ibarra's employment there: Lou Russo, Finance Director for the city; Jim Stefan; and Sam Hamilton. There is also a brief mention of the Florida League of Cities.
1 sound file (47 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file
Oral histories, Online audio
University of South Florida
Tampa Mayor Sandy Freedman administration oral history project
Ibarra, Ron, "Ron Ibarra" (2007). Tampa Mayor Sandy Freedman Administration Oral History Project. 9.