Tampa City Council
|Tampa City Council|
|Type||Unicameral legislature of the Municipal Government|
|Chair||Charlie Miranda 
Since April 2011 
Since April 2012
|Seats||7 total, representing:
District 1. (At-large)
District 2. (At-large)
District 3. (At-large)
District 4. (South)
District 5. (East)
District 6. (West)
District 7. (North)
|Last election||March, 2011: to a 4-year term  (April 1, 2007 - March 31, 2011)|
|City Flag of Tampa|
|Operates in accordance with provisions of the 1974 Revised Charter of the City of Tampa.|
The Tampa City Council is the legislative body of the municipal government of the U.S. city of Tampa, in Hillsborough County, Florida. The City Council consists of seven members, each representing one of seven corresponding districts from which they were elected. City Council, as the city's legislative branch, is responsible for enacting ordinances and resolutions administered by the corresponding executive branch, the Mayor of Tampa.
City Council seats for all districts are decided concurrently in elections held every four years during the month of March. During election years, the term of office for the Council's outgoing body expires on March 31, while the Council's newly elected body officially begin their term on April 1. The four-year terms are scheduled to expire/commence during odd-numbered years, with the term of office for the Council's current membership scheduled to draw to an end on March 31, 2011.
Districts 1, 2, and 3 are all each identical to one another, including their common designation as At-Large Districts. They are so designated since the physical layout shared by this initial trio of districts is identical to Tampa's entire municipal boundaries, or the city of Tampa at-large. As a result, Districts 1, 2, and 3 serve a citywide constituency of Tampa's electorate. To form the remaining Districts 4 thru 7, the city limits were sectioned into four separate, respective districts, each containing its own unique resident constituency of local voters.
The Council seats for Districts 3 and 4 are presently vacant following the June 24, 2010 resignation of member Linda Saul-Sena and that of member John Dingfelder the evening prior. The resignations resulted from both members' plans to run for offices in the upcoming fall elections for Hillsborough County. The remaining City Council members plan to select new representatives for Districts Three and Four by July 22, 2010.
The Tampa City Council's current makeup is as follows:
District One (At-large) 
- Mike Suarez ((bio), Vice Chair, Community Redevelopment Agency
District One encompasses the entire city of Tampa.
District Two (At-large) 
District Two encompasses the entire city of Tampa.
District Three (At-large) 
- Yvone Yolie Capin.
District Three encompasses the entire city of Tampa.
District Four (South) 
- Harry Cohen., Chair, Pro-Tem
Neighborhoods represented under District Four include Ballast Point, Bayshore Beautiful, Bayshore Gardens, Bayside West, Bel Mar Shores, Gandy-Sun Bay South, Golfview, Historic Hyde Park, New Suburb Beautiful, Palma Ceia, Parkland Estates, Port Tampa City, and Virginia Park.
District Five (East) 
Neighborhoods which comprise District Five include College Hill, East Tampa, East Ybor, Florence Villa-Beasley-Oak Park, Grant Park, Live Oaks Square, Highland Pines, Historic Ybor, Northeast Community, Northview Hills, Old West Tampa, Palmetto Beach, Ridgewood Park, Rivergrove, V.M. Ybor, West Riverfront, Woodland Terrace, and most of residential Sulphur Springs.
District Six (West) 
- Charlie Miranda (bio), Council Chairman
Neighborhoods within District Six include Armenia Gardens Estates, Beach Park, Beach Park Isles, Bon Air, Carver City/Lincoln Gardens, Culbreath Heights, Drew Park, Gray Gables, Macfarlane Park-Northeast Macfarlane-West Tampa, Marina Club, North Bon Air, Oakford Park, Palma Ceia West, Parkview, Plaza Terrace, Riverbend, Riverside Heights, South Seminole Heights, Swann Estates, Wellswood, and Westshore Palms.
District Seven (North) 
- Lisa Montelione (bio)
Neighborhoods making up District Seven include Forest Hills, Temple Crest, Terrace Park, and University Square, as well as the region of New Tampa, which includes Cory Lake Isles, Hunters Green, Tampa Palms, and West Meadows.
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