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Tampa Has Spent Most of $50 Million Security Grant

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa has spent all but $2.7 million of the $50 million federal grant it received for Republican National Convention security.

The Tampa Tribune (http://bit.ly/QFrCCx) reports that personnel costs are taking up more than half of the grant, at $26.1 million. City officials say that will help pay for about 3,500 law enforcement officers brought in from across the state to police the city during the Aug. 27-30 convention.

Other costs include about $11.6 million for technology and cameras, $3.3 million for gear, $2 million for insurance and almost $800,000 for vehicles.

About $950,000 will be provided to St. Petersburg for overtime, cameras and fencing. Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg will host a welcome event Aug. 26 for delegates and members of the media.

 

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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