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GASPARILLA PARADE 2007

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GASPARILLA PARADE 2007

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  1. GASPARILLA PARADE 2007 Ellen Snelling. MS Co-Chair, Tampa Alcohol Coalition

  2. 400,000 Gasparilla Revelers

  3. Keg on Wheels

  4. Binge Drinking Can Lead to Serious Consequences

  5. Woman Raped At Gasparilla Posted Jan 23, 2007 by The Tampa Tribune By VALERIE KALFRIN The Tampa Tribune TAMPA - A 21-year-old woman told police Saturday that a man grabbed her off Howard Avenue and raped her behind a building during the Gasparilla festivities. The woman told police she went to Gasparilla on Saturday with friends but left about 1:30 p.m. She said she was walking north on Howard Avenue, back to her car parked at the University of Tampa, when a man grabbed her near Swann Avenue, dragged her behind a building and raped her.

  6. Gasparilla Day Parade Consequences • Many law enforcement officers required (over 1,000) • 28 arrests by TPD*, 55 arrests by DABT- including 45 underage drinking arrests • DUI arrests • 16 boating under the influence (BUI) arrests • 166 bookings at Hillsborough County jail on 1/27/2007* • Fights • Property destruction • Assaults/ Rape • 100 people treated by rescue workers* • 22 taken to the hospital* • 45 tons of trash (est.) and city clean-up *Statistics from a report in the Tampa Tribune

  7. Cost of Gasparilla • Who pays for Gasparilla*? The city pays for most of the police enforcement and trash cleanup. • Size of police force*? About 1,000 throughout the day, including about 850 during prime parade time. About one-third of the force comes from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office and the Florida Highway Patrol. All Tampa police officers work Gasparilla as part of their regular duties. EventMakers pays for about 100 officers. • Other costs: rescue workers, hospital treatment, jail staff, repairs * Information from a Citytimes article from Jan. 2006

  8. Over 1000 Law Enforcement Officers

  9. 45 Tons of Trash

  10. 2007 Gasparilla Clean-up • Estimated 45 tons of trash • 8 hours of city crews cleaning • Majority of the garbage: alcoholic beverage containers- cans, bottles, cups