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Accomplishments

Youth Job Opportunity Funding from $0 - 2008 (FY08) to $850,000 - 2016 (FY16)

$100,000 in seed money to create “First Ever” After School Jobs Program for 15 to 18 year old. Served 40 Youth 2013 (FY13). Increased to $300,000 to serve 120 Youth 2016 (FY16).

$35,000 for Work force Training Program for 14 to 16 year old youth. Served 50 Youth. Changed to S.T.Y.L.E Program in 2014, increase budget by $75,000 to $110,000 150 Youth served.

$1,500,000 dollars renovation of the Twin Brooks Golf Course & First Tee Program.

$1.6 million for Riviera Bay Park.

$1.5 million renovation of Childs Park Recreation and Fitness Center.

Childs Park Lake Project.

$1 million for Childs Park YMCA.

Creation of the Southside Community Redevelopment Area CRA, dedicated funding source for Area of Greatest Need. A 30 year Tax Increment Financing District (TIF) estimated $60 Million in funding.

Childs Park initiative funding the project.

Hard to hire ordinance for all City Contracts over $2 Million. Provides apprenticeships and Jobs for the hard to hire and people with challenge backgrounds.

Ban The Box on City Job Applications for Felons.

$12.50 an Hour Minimum Wage for All City Employees.

Tampa Bay Black Business Investment Corporation (TBBIC) funded.

Funding for Main Street Corridors. Duces Live, Grand Central, The Edge District and Skyway Marina District.

$4 Million Renovation of James Towns Affordable Apartments.

Proposed Hiring of 30 new police officers, hired 12.

Created and funded employee health clinic.

$800,000 to purchased the carter g. woodson building.

St. Petersburg College Midtown / SPC - Lumastream

Pinellas County St. Petersburg  Job Corp Center

G.T.E. Financial Center Midtown

Sylvia's Restaurant Midtown

Lumastream Lighting Company