Candidate Bob Buckhorn promised to encourage the city's police to live in the city by creating a "residency incentive program" that could provide officers with low-interest loans or help making down payments on homes in Tampa.
In 3½ years, Mayor Bob Buckhorn has made no progress on this idea. There are no low-interest loans, no down payment assistance and no other incentives for police officers or firefighters to live in the city. What's more, there has been no movement to create any of those incentives.
"We haven't been able to do that," Buckhorn acknowledged in an interview on Nov. 19, 2014.
We rate this Promise Broken.