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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Published Sunday, March 29, 2015

In a light week for local government board meetings, the Bradenton City Council will workshop Wednesday and a BOCC Land Use meeting will convene Thursday.


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Published Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Manatee County Commissioners will take the booming and sustainable future of Florida's west coast fisheries to Tallahassee. Among the legislative priority requests named at Tuesday's meeting, which also includes the transit fleet facility, channel dredging and next generation radios, is protecting and replenishing Sarasota Bay fisheries.

Published Wednesday, March 25, 2015

At Tuesday's BOCC meeting, members approved a $95 million dollar utility bond. In other business, the board approved the purchase of property for Child Protection Services, and to build a 8,500 square foot building for $375,000, for the Tax Collector's expanding needs.


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Published Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The West Central Florida MPO's Chairs Coordinating Committee (CCC) is closer to being partnered with Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA). By a 12 to 5 vote, the Sarasota/Manatee MPO joins other MPOs in the quest.

Published Tuesday, March 24, 2015

At Monday's MPO meeting, members voted to consolidate/merger the Chair Coordinating Committee (CCC) with the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA). In other business, members voted to approve the Draft of the MPO's 2015 'Priority List.'


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Published Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization will vote on adoption of the MPO’s Draft 2015 Project Priority Lists on Monday. At its Tuesday meeting, the BOCC will vote on authorizing the issuance of Public Utilities Revenue Refunding and Improvement Bonds, for no more than $95 million. Update: the Manatee School Board's special meeting on Tuesday has been cancelled.


Friday, March 20, 2015

Published Friday, March 20, 2015

Port Director Carlos Buqueras has negotiated a five percent employment salary increase to a three-year agreement with the Manatee Port Authority. The contract runs from May 1, 2015 to May 1, 2018.

Published Friday, March 20, 2015

Manatee County School Board chair Bob Gause called for a special meeting, this coming Tuesday, March 24, to address findings presented at Wednesday's presentation to the audit committee by the district's internal audit firm, Shinn & Co. At the meeting, school district attorney Mitchell Teitelbaum presented what appeared to be evidence of bid tampering on projects related to a 2009 bond issue.

Published Friday, March 20, 2015

At Thursday's Port Authority meeting members approved a three year contract for Port Director, Carlos Buqueras. In other business, the Port's Senior Director of Planning, George Isiminger reviewed past projects and delivered the Master Plan update.


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Published Thursday, March 19, 2015

Two University of South Florida Board of Trustees members have been reappointed by the Florida Board of Governors. USF’s Board Chair Harold “Hal” W. Mullis and Vice Chair Brian Lamb were reappointed for terms beginning today and ending Jan. 6, 2020.

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Name Date
Edward Huffman May 13, 2015
Cheryl Werner May 9, 2015
James Champlain May 15, 2015
Morton Pitt May 16, 2015
Jane Skorupa May 15, 2015
Chad Day May 16, 2015
Robert Kent May 7, 2015
Lawrence Stickell, May 13, 2015
Muriel Simmons May 13, 2015
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