Community Redevelopment Agency

Fiscal Year 2022 Operating and Capital Budget

Department Finance Information

Department Name: Community Redevelopment Department

DEPARTMENT WEBSITE: https://www.tampa.gov/CRA

VISION AND MISSION:

To preserve and improve the residential viability and livability of the neighborhoods within the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) area by encouraging and initiating activities which empower residents to effect change, and to enhance and improve the commercial areas of the CRA by encouraging and implementing activities that promote economic growth.

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:

To complete its mission, the department focuses on the following areas:

  • Develop and maintain effective working relations and community presence with residents, community organization and businesses;
  • Engage the community in CRA projects;
  • Identify and develop potential community partners who will contribute to a better community;
  • Identify potential developments or investment opportunities with long-term community benefits;
  • Work with the City to anticipate future infrastructure needs and projects and collaborate on joint City-CRA projects;
  • Maintain financially sound CRAs.

CURRENT OPERATIONS AND INITIATIVES:

The department is responsible for revitalizing specifically designated areas within our city through a focus on good planning and the implementation of sound infrastructure and streetscape improvements, affordable housing initiatives, public safety, historic preservation, thus enabling us to generate successful redevelopment projects, from both the private and public sector. We are totally committed to the preservation and enhancement of property values, stimulating the creation of new job opportunities for residents, and improving the quality of life of those who reside within the redevelopment neighborhoods.


Total Budget Analysis

Taxes increase represents a $4.7 million or 8.9% increase from Revised FY2021 primarily due to an increase in the property values for all ten CRAs.


Personnel Expenses increase from Revised FY2021 is due to increases in salaries, pension contributions, and healthcare costs. The Community Redevelopment Department was established in FY2021, previously included in the Development and Econmomic Opportunity Department. Annual CRA appropriations are applied over multiple fiscal years. As a result, prior year appropriations are used in subsequent fiscal years.

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