July 29, 2014

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 12/24/2013

› The Comprehensive Plan is Gainesville’s Vision for Growth
The City of Gainesville Planning & Development Services Department is responsible for making sure that the land in Gainesville is put to proper use according to a set of standards. And those standards are laid out in a massive, meticulously written document called the Comprehensive Plan.

› New activist investor pushes for more change at Darden
Starboard Value has acquired 5.6 percent of Orlando-based Darden's stock. The New York firm said in documents filed Monday that Darden's plans to get rid of Red Lobster, announced on Thursday, do not go far enough.

› Port Manatee workers to take unpaid furlough days in 2014
The port's 54 full-time employees will be furloughed without pay one work day each month beginning in January, to cut expenses. The port made the decision to furlough workers after one of its biggest customers, fertilizer maker Mosaic Co., elected to pull out of the port.

› Bollywood Oscars awards show scheduled for April 26 at Raymond James Stadium
The Bollywood Oscars are coming to the Tampa Bay area the last weekend in April, with the awards show being broadcast worldwide from Raymond James Stadium on April 26, 2014, according to the organizers' web site.

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