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City of Bradenton Seeks Public Input

The City of Bradenton is inviting residents and members of the public to provide input on the city’s vision and redevelopment into the future! The City of Bradenton …

Could Manatee County’s real estate market be edging toward a more balanced market? In its January market statistics report, the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee …

A measure that will ban local governments from passing heat-protection ordinances inspired strong emotions from the public Thursday, but lawmakers approved the bill backed by big business interests.

Fearing that Democrats hold a crucial edge in ballots cast before Election Day, national Republicans are working to convince their voters to take advantage of mail and early voting this year.

"Blockbuster" Hurricane Season?

While the Atlantic hurricane season does not officially start until June 1, there are already "serious and growing concerns" about the impending season, AccuWeather Chief …

On Thursday, the Bradenton Police Department announced the arrest of a third employee of G.D. Rogers Garden-Bullock Elementary for the false imprisonment of a seven-year-old, …

At Tuesday's Manatee County Commission meeting, board members finally took up the long-delayed issue of impact fees, which the county has long been undercollecting from developers.

Florida’s Republican-led Senate passed a sweeping bill Thursday in Tallahassee that would ban all kids under 16 from using social media – even with a parent’s …

While she was being rehabilitated at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens for nearly two years, Asha won everyone’s heart.  She was endearingly friendly with other …

This Week in Local Government: 2/25/24

There are a handful of local government meetings on the calendar this week. On Monday, the Manatee School Board will be in session for a workshop meeting, and on Tuesday the …

Hopes Pleads "Not Guilty"

Scott Hopes, a former Manatee County administrator charged with three third-degree felonies, has entered a plea of “not guilty.” Public records filed with the Clerk of …

Two Manatee County residents have submitted applications to Governor Ron DeSantis to be appointed as Supervisor of Elections when Mike Bennett retires on March 1: Bennett's Chief of …

Has Your Polling Location Changed?

Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Mike Bennett recently announced several polling location changes. Voters affected by these changes will receive a new voter information …

We’re now two-thirds of the way through the 2024 Florida legislative session, and, as the saying goes, the writing is on the wall on some pieces of legislation that likely won’t pass.

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has overruled the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s relinquishment to the state of Florida the authority to regulate development in protected wetlands, …

LWV School Board Notes: 2/13/24

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 to the League and notes adherence, or …

County Reinvents Public Communications Division

A review of public records shows how the Manatee County Government’s communications division has changed in recent years and just how much the division has grown. TBT   …

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) invites you to an alternatives public workshop for the SR 789 (Longboat Key) Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study from North Shore Road …

This Week in Local Government: 2/18/24

It will be a quiet week in local government with the Bradenton City Council convening for a meeting on Wednesday and the Manatee County Commission in session Thursday.

Four BPD Officers Promoted

The Bradenton Police Department recently promoted four officers to the rank of Sergeant. Sergeant Kristie Affolter joined the Bradenton Police Department in 2017 and has served her …

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