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Castor's budget has the right priorities

Aug 02, 2019 - Tampa Bay Times

A Times editorial

In presenting a no-frills budget for 2020, Tampa Mayor Jane Castor is pushing a spending plan that invests in the basics and offers equity across the city's diverse neighborhoods. It is a sensible start, both fiscally and politically, for the retired Tampa police chief who brings local roots and a no-nonsense approach to the mayor's office. Castor also included several small but symbolic initiatives that bode well for the longer term.

Budgets reflect a mayor's prior...