5 things you need to know happening in Florida on Monday, September 9
8:18 AM, Sep 9, 2013
9:23 AM, Sep 9, 2013
TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Monday, September 9.
(1) School naming nomination deadline
The Hillsborough County School Board is seeking name nominations for an elementary school under construction in Ruskin. The deadline to submit names is 4:00 p.m. on Monday.
The new school is being built adjacent to Lennard High School.
Anyone wishing to nominate a name for the school should e-mail Chris Farkas at firstname.lastname@example.org or call his officer at (813) 658-1970.
School board policy dictates schools are named after geographic locations or people who contributed significantly to public education such as U.S. presidents, school board members, educators or other outstanding citizens.
Currently the school board is set to vote on the name for the school on Tuesday, September 24.
(2) Florida Missing Children's Day
Monday is Florida Missing Children's Day.
The day was set aside by the Florida Legislature in 1999 to remember those missing children and adults who have not returned home.
Drew and Joyce Kesse, the parents of Jennifer Kesse will be at the Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee for today's ceremony. Kesse, a Gaither High School graduate, has not been seen since disappearing from her Orlando area apartment in 2006.
Governor Rick Scott will preside over today's event.
To learn more about Florida Missing Children's Day and how you can help the families who are no longer whole, visit
(3) Tampa City Budget hearing
The Tampa City Council will hold their first public hearing on the Fiscal Year 2014 budget on Monday.
Mayor Bob Buckhorn presented his proposed budget to council members in June. He plans to close a projected $19.2 million budget shortfall by the increase in property tax revenue, a reduction in departmental spending and transferring money from the city's reserves.
During today's meeting the Council's Citizens Advisory Board will provide their recommendations of the proposed budget.
Today's meeting begins at 5:00 p.m. at the City Council in downtown Tampa. The second and final budget hearing will take place on September 25 at 5:00 p.m.
(4) St. Petersburg Downtown Waterfront Master Plan input meeting
The City of St. Petersburg will hold its first event Downtown Waterfront Master Plan input meeting on Monday.
The idea behind the creation of the plan is to preserve and enhance the city's downtown waterfront.
Tonight's meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the USF St. Petersburg Student Activity Center at 200 6th Avenue South.
A group from the Urban Land Institute will spend seven days in St. Petersburg starting on September 29 visiting with city officials, local organizations, and residents in order to help with the creation of the master plan.