Why? You ask.
"Concerns are that the cost would be a budget buster and the parade would cause safety issues."
Onorato, Ravenstahl, and Rendell are willing to take time off to fly down to Tampa?
They're willing to hold pep rallies and have a Terrible Tree? They're willing to make terrible bets and change their name?
But no parade?
Indianapolis had a parade in 2007.
The Giants had a parade in 2008.
And no Steelers parade?
If it's a money issue - ask for a $1 donation from everyone that shows up. The quarter million should cover it.
Safety issue? Give me a break. Too many people downtown? If only that was a regular problem. Oh, no. They had to arrest 34 people last time or 0.0136% of the attendees. Sounds like a manage-able crisis to me.