Tampa Mayor Sandy Freedman Administration Oral History Project

Title

Ron Ibarra

Interviewee

Ron Ibarra

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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

2006-04-28

Publication Date

9-25-2007

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Finance, public

Description

1 sound file (47 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file

Subject: topical

Finance, Public

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

F50-00010

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