“The economy is strong today in many parts of Tampa, but we need to plan ahead and build up our rainy-day funds for the next economic downturn.” – David Straz
The Great Recession hit Tampa hard. City revenues decreased and required years to recover. This placed a tremendous strain on maintaining city services at a high level. As part of his line-by-line review of city spending, David Straz will increase the City of Tampa’s reserves and effectively plan ahead for future economic challenges. David Straz is the only candidate who has operated a large, complex organization similar to the size of Tampa.