Best Of 2020

Best Welcome To The Club: Tiger Bay's COVID-19 Forums

Tiger Bay's COVID-19 Forums

A beneficial side effect of the coronavirus was increased access to the political process (at a recent meeting held online, Tampa City Councilman John Dingfelder said he loved the increased participation and hoped it could continue). Beneficiaries of these times also include anyone who couldn’t afford the dues (or had the time) for Tampa’s Tiger Bay Club. The nonpartisan group opened its forums, featuring candidates from the city’s most important races, to the public online during the pandemic, and the result was a more informed electorate. Let’s hope Tiger Bay keeps the door open going forward (you can’t ask questions unless you're a member, so there’s still incentive to join). —Ray Roa

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