Thursday, December 18th, 2014

How's Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn doing on the Buck-O-Meter?

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, pictured here with his family, was sworn in on April 1, 2011.
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, pictured here with his family, was sworn in on April 1, 2011.

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn’s one-year anniversary in office arrives April 1, so we’ll be reviewing his campaign promises over the next few weeks to see how he’s dong.

Positive action toward his goals merits a "Promise Kept" or an "In the Works" rating. Lack of action could get a "Stalled" rating or even a "Promise Broken."

We recently examined some of Buckhorn’s promises on policing and crime.

In the case of one campaign pledge -- start an incentive program to encourage police to live in the city -- we found Buckhorn has come up short. No housing program has yet been announced; read more details here.

In other areas, though, Buckhorn has made positive progress. We gave him positive ratings on the following promises:

Click the links for the official ratings and complete sources.