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The City hosted a Candidate Forum on October 13 with the three candidates running for one vacant seat on the Temple Terrace City Council. Meredith Abel, Raed Khawaja and David Pogorilich answered a series of questions posed by residents regarding their views about the various aspects of the job of a City Council member as defined by the City Charter.  A recording of the broadcast is available on the City's YouTube channel. Don't forget that early voting begins Oct. 19 and runs through Nov. 1 from 7am - 7pm at the Temple Terrace Public Library, with the General Election slated for Nov. 3.

Where’s Temple Contest

City mascot Temple the Orange in front of City HallOctober 19 – 25 is City Government Week, an effort spearheaded by Florida League of Cities, Inc. Traditionally, the City of Temple Terrace has partnered with Florida College during this week to introduce students to local government by shadowing department directors and participating in a mock City Council meeting. Because of precautions surrounding Covid-19, we have postponed this experience. But not wanting to let #FLCityWeek go uncelebrated, we are inviting our Facebook fans to demonstrate their knowledge of City attractions by playing our Where’s Temple? game.

City mascot Temple the Orange recently set out from City Hall to visit his favorite places in Temple Terrace. We will post one photo from his jaunts at around 9am each day during Government Week. Submit your guess as to his location in the comments below the day's post to be entered into the contest. (One guess per person.) One winner from the correct guesses will be chosen at random each day to receive a $50 gift card to a Temple Terrace restaurant. The winner will be announced on the next day’s post. On the final day of the contest, a grand prize drawing with all the correct guesses from the week will take place. The final winner will receive THREE $50 restaurant gift cards. Only guesses submitted on the City’s official Facebook page will be entered into the contest. Winners MUST have liked the City page and be a resident of Temple Terrace. 

Mayor Andy Ross invites local business owners to join him, along with City Manager Charles Stephenson and Business Relations Manager Greg Pauley, for Coffee with the Mayor at the Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club on Oct. 29 or 30. Click here for more information and to register.

Veterans Veterans DayDay Recognition

The City of Temple Terrace would like to recognize Temple Terrace veterans with special yard signs during the week of November 8. We are collecting names and addresses of these individuals in anticipation of the observance of Veteran’s Day. Please forward this info to lhayes@templeterrace.com or call 813.506.6406. (This data will not be shared publicly.) Thank you for your help in honoring family, friends, and neighbors who have served our country.

trashy gifComing soon... A New Approach to Municipal Solid Waste

A new municipal solid waste program is coming to Temple Terrace. A 95-gallon cart will be delivered to your home in late fall / early winter unless you call Public Works at 813.506.6560 by October 31 to request the smaller 65-gallon cart. (These are the only two sizes available.) Samples of both carts currently are on display at the Family Recreation Complex. No action is required to receive the 95-gallon version. You may begin to use the carts upon receipt. You also may request an additional 95- or 65-gallon cart by calling Public Works at 813.506.6560. A $75 charge for the second cart will be added to your utility bill upon delivery. Read more about the new program here.

Coronavirus Updates

For comprehensive information regarding the City’s ongoing response to the pandemic, please click here.


Face Coverings 

Corona MaskFace coverings are required in all County businesses, including those in Temple Terrace. Free cloth face coverings are available for pick-up at the Temple Terrace Public Library, 202 Bullard Parkway, M-F between 10am and 4pm until supplies are depleted. Please call 813.506.6406 if you need assistance. A limited supply of masks are available to the Temple Terrace business community. For more information, email gpauley@templeterrace.com.


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The City of Temple Terrace is accepting paper and cardboard only at curbside. Metals and plastics should be taken to receptacles located throughout the City for recycling. Place glass in your regular trash to be taken to a waste-to-energy facility. Click here for more information about the City’s revised Recycling program.

City Facilities

City HallThe Temple Terrace Public Library and Family Recreation Complex / Fitness Center with new, temporary hours and precautions. Click here for more information about rules and schedules. Omar K Lightfoot Center, Public Works and City Hall remain closed to the public. Staff are available to answer questions via phone or email between 8am and 5pm. View phone directory. City Council meetings are open to the public on a limited capacity, first come, first served basis. Those wishing to attend the meeting must agree to have their temperatures checked before being admitted to City Hall and wear face coverings at all times. Enter via the door on the 56th Street side.

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