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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Published Wednesday, October 29, 2014

It's called Central Manatee Network Alternatives Analysis (CMNAA), and it might give citizens more of a hands on approach as to how Bradenton and Downtown Palmetto will grow.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Published Tuesday, October 28, 2014

At Monday's Sarasota/Manatee MPO meeting, many board members seemed caught off guard by a motion that seemed designed to derail the current path for the Cortez Bridge project and open up the way for a much more aggressive design, perhaps even a 4-lane fixed bridge to connect the small fishing village with Anna Maria Island.

Published Tuesday, October 28, 2014

At Monday's MPO meeting, members appointed appointed two members to the CAC Board, approved the 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan, approved a FDOT amendment to the Transportation Program and fought off efforts by some members to make unannounced changes to the FDOT Cortez Bridge repair project.


Monday, October 27, 2014

Published Monday, October 27, 2014

LaToya Benton was selected by her peers as the Manatee County Tax Collector’s Most Valuable Employee 2014. Candidates are nominated by their peers, must be approved by the Senior Team, and then voted on by the entire office. In addition to Ms. Benton, this year’s candidates were Antonia Media, an accountant in Financial Services, and David Brierton, an IT support technician.


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Published Sunday, October 26, 2014

On Monday, the Sarasota-Manatee MPO will convene for a meeting. During that meeting, public hearings will be held on amendments to its Transportation Improvement Program and Long Range Transportation Plan. The BOCC will workshop Tuesday morning. After a workshop that includes a Request for Proposals for a long-range master planning and performance management assessment of the district, the Manatee School Board will vote on approval to revise its charter school policy to align with Florida Statutes 1002.33 and 1002.331 during an evening meeting. The Bradenton City Council will have a workshop on Wednesday.


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Published Thursday, October 23, 2014

At Wednesday's meeting, the Bradenton City Council voted to approve the last plot of land for the WCI Communities Tidewater Preserve subdivision through the consent agenda. The council also approved the first of two public hearings of a City Planning Commission request to update the city's Form-Based Code at the request of Village of the Arts business owners, who want to increase visibility for the village via additional signage.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Published Wednesday, October 22, 2014

At Tuesday's BOCC meeting, commissioners appointed five Nuisance Abatement Board members and two Health Council of West Central Florida board members. In other business, BOCC members entertained a proposal to link an eight-county mass transportation single-pay network for convenient regional travel.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Published Tuesday, October 21, 2014

At Monday's Palmetto City Commission meeting, members voted to adopt Ordinance 2014-15 Noise Citation, voted to approve Ordinance 2014-14 of the Comprehensive Plan and transmit amendments to the Department of Economic Opportunity. Commissioners also discussed complications with the proposed Regatta Boat Festival in February of 2015.

Published Tuesday, October 21, 2014

At Monday's Tourist Development Council meeting, members approved incentive packages for United and Jet Blue Airlines, and $500,000 over five years for advertising at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch.


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Published Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Manatee Tourist Development Council will meet Monday morning. Later that day, the Palmetto City Commission will workshop then hold a meeting. Tuesday, the BOCC, CRA and Port Authority will all meet in a 7 hour marathon session. During the BOCC's meeting, commissioners will vote on approval of repealing and revoking the CRA's South County and 14th Street West Community Redevelopment Areas, as well as repealing and terminating a blight study on the latter area. The Bradenton City Council will have its monthly evening meeting on Wednesday, when it will vote on final subdivision plat approval of Tidewater Preserve No. 7 from the consent agenda, and an ordinance containing text amendments to the city's form-based code that include modifications to signage standards to the Village of the Arts district. 

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Name Date
Christopher Bouwkamp October 28, 2014
David Rojas October 24, 2014
Monique Staves October 27, 2014
Patricia Gandley October 28, 2014
John Dean October 26, 2014
Viola Heckendorn October 25, 2014
Dennis Sabo October 25, 2014
Donald Smith October 25, 2014
James Powers October 22, 2004
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