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This Week in Local Government, June 14-18


MANATEE COUNTY -- It's another busy week for local government entities. Budget season is in full swing and the possibility of Amendment 4 passing this fall has hastened the application of many land use matters. With summer recesses looming for most municipal governments, much is being rushed to the forefront and many major issues will be decided in the next few weeks. Pay close attention and make sure issues that affect your community and way of life do not sneak by unnoticed, amid the hustle and bustle.  

Monday June 14

Manatee School Board Meeting
Manatee School Board Building
215 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, FL
5:45 p.m.

The school board will be voting on a plethora of major budget items, including improvements to the Braden River High athletic facilities, the Davis Building replacement, and the food services contract.  (click here for full agenda)

Tuesday, June 15

Manatee County Board of Commissioners Budget Work Session
Manatee Room, 4th Floor,
County Administrative Center
1112 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, FL
9:00 a.m.

Manatee County Budget Session Public Hearing
BOCC Chambers, 1st Floor
County Administrative Center
1112 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, FL
6 p.m.

The Manatee County BOCC will continue their efforts to hammer out a viable budget in the midst of sharply declining revenues. The FY 2010-11 budget will be the third straight budget that has been reduced from the previous year. At 6 p.m., the county is inviting the public to comment on proposed budget items. Public hearings are being scheduled earlier this year, in an effort to allow the Board more work time after receiving public input, whereas hearings that were closer to the September finalization provided input after much resolution had already occurred. If you have concerns about budget cuts to certain departments or programs, this is the time to voice them to the Board (click here for session agendas, note that the proposed budget is also available for review on the left sidebar of the main page)  

South County CRA Meeting
Harllee Full Service Family Center
6423 9th Street East
Bradenton, FL
5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 16

City of Bradenton Planning Commission
City Hall
First Floor, Council Chambers
101 Old Main Street
Bradenton, FL

1:45 p.m.

The Commission will review a request for special use to allow an adult living facility at 1015 57th Street East (click here for full agenda)

Thursday, June 17

Manatee County Port Authority Meeting
Port Manatee Intermodal Center
Ruskin, FL
9:00 a.m.
(click here for meeting agenda)

Among other issues, there will be a status report on the sale of the Eastern Cement Corporation facility and Eastern's lease the Port Authority.

Manatee Board of County Commissioners Special Land Use Meeting
BOCC Chambers, 1st Floor
County Administrative Center
1112 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, FL
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

A rash of Comprehensive Plan amendments have been coming before the board in an effort to get decisions before Amendment 4 goes to referendum. Many devlopers fear that the Hometown Democracy Amendment will hamper the ease and speed of such approvals (click here for a full agenda)

City of Palmetto Planning and Zoning Board
City Hall Commission Chambers
516 8th Avenue West
Palmetto, FL
6:15 p.m.

Agenda was not available at press time, click here for the city of Palmetto's Planning Commission agenda page.


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