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Red Tide Status Update: 6/21/24

Samples collected statewide over the past week did not show a red tide. We continue to use satellite imagery (USF and NOAA NCCOS) to help track nearshore and offshore conditions. Additional details …

The race for Manatee County Commission District 3 is heating up. With the primary election in less than 60 days, voters continue to learn about the candidates…

Customers of Manatee County Utilities may notice a temporary and non-harmful change in their water taste or odor. Algae blooms are regular seasonal occurrences in Lake Manatee …

On Thursday, the Lakewood Ranch Republican Club hosted a debate between James Satcher and Scott Farrington, the two candidates for the closed primary that will decide the next Manatee County …

The Bradenton Police Department is offering a free basic firearms course to City of Bradenton residents on June 29 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The class, which includes classroom instruction and …

Florida Democrats made a plea for relevance on Tuesday in Tallahassee as they hyped the feat of running a candidate in every congressional and legislative race. The party aims to win enough of those …

As the digital transformation of our economy accelerates, it is vital to examine not just the economic ramifications but the environmental impacts associated with both physical and digital …

The Week in Local Government: 6/23/24

BRADENTON — It will be a relatively quiet week in local government.  The Manatee School Board will meet on Tuesday for a regular school board meeting and on Thursday for a workshop …

Recap: BOCC Budget Sessions

This week, Manatee County Commissioners continued the FY25 budget process with two sessions. A Utilities/Fund Summary Review scheduled for Wednesday was canceled. The budget …

The federal government has sought to bolster election security for years through a popular grant program, but the wildly fluctuating funding levels have made it difficult for state …

Which Candidates Qualified for the Ballot?

With the passing of the qualification deadline, voters can now see who will and will not be on their ballots in the upcoming election. The League of Women Voters Manatee County has …

Farrington Qualifies for SOE Primary Ballot

Scott Farrington, who is running to be Manatee County’s next Supervisor of Elections, has officially qualified for the August 20 Republican primary ballot. The former …

Manatee County to Incorporate Telehealth Services Into 911 System

Manatee County Public Safety has joined forces with public safety telehealth provider MD Ally to improve healthcare for residents and create a stronger and more resilient …

Red Tide Status Update: 6/14/24

Red tide was observed at background concentrations in one sample collected offshore of Southwest Florida over the past week. We continue to use satellite imagery (USF and NOAA NCCOS) to help track …

LWV Manatee School Board Notes: 6/11/24

The League of Women Voters of Manatee County Education Issues Committee observes the Manatee County School Board meetings for items of interest to citizens and the League and notes adherence, or lack …

The annual Hurricane Preparedness Expo hosted by Manatee County Government will not take place this year…

The Manatee County School District is considering developing its own affordable housing stock to offset the negative impact soaring prices are having on recruiting and retaining …

The DeSantis Veto Pen Hits Home

$5 Million in state funding requested by Sen. Jim Boyd for the City of Bradenton to construct roundabouts at three intersections where dozens of crashes have taken place was among …

Wow! A year of answering your questions, sharing information, and building a community of those who want to be engaged in what's happening in Manatee County has brought us to now celebrate one year …

CLEARWATER —  Allegiant announced new service from St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) to Evansville, Indiana, and McAllen, Texas this week. “We are excited to …

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