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This week in local government

Written by on Sunday, January 21, 2024

On Tuesday, the Venice City Council – on request by the mayor – will discuss moving elections to coincide with county commission elections, and term limits for council members. The initiative comes after two slow-growth proponents scored upset victories in the off-year elections last fall.


Monday (01/22)

New College campus master plan public hearing (agenda)

NCF will share the new campus plans and provide opportunities for public input.

5:30 PM

Harry Sudakoff Conference Center

5845 General Dougher Place

Sarasota, FL 34243


Tuesday (01/23)

City of Venice Council regular meeting (agenda)

Approval of 2024 flood zone maps; banning drive-through restaurants on the island. Expanding city council terms to four years, to coincide with county commission elections; term limits for council members.

9:00 AM

City Hall

401 West Venice Avenue

Venice, FL 34285


Manatee County Commission regular meeting (agenda)

Financial incentives for an aviation company that proposes to create 290 jobs (“Project Sirius”); $1.75 million county loan to a non-profit, to build a 60-united assisted and supported living facility on Tamiami Trail.

9:00 AM

Manatee County Administration Building

Honorable Patricia M. Glass Chambers, first floor

1112 Manatee Avenue West



Sarasota Hospital Board meeting (agenda)

Staff, committee, and president’s reports. Public comment.

2:00 PM


Sarasota Memorial Hospital


Wednesday (01/24)

City of Bradenton council regular meeting (agenda)

City of Bradenton vision update by consulting firm Stantec; several rezoning decisions.

8:30 AM

City Hall council chambers

101 Old Main St.



City of Sarasota planning board/local planning agency special meeting (agenda)

The planning board will discuss proposed zoning incentives along major corridors, to promote workforce housing. There will be public comment. Participation via Zoom is available.

11:30 AM

City Hall

1565 First St.

Sarasota, FL 34236


City of Sarasota police complaint committee (agenda)

The panel will discuss eight cases. There is public comment.

5:30 PM

City Hall, SRQ Media Room

1565 First St.

Sarasota, FL 34236


Thursday (01/25)



Friday (01/26)

New College Foundation board of trustees meeting (agenda)

9:00 AM

Meeting via Zoom

Monday (01/29)


Sarasota-Manatee Airport Authority regular meeting (no agenda yet)

1:00 PM

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport

Dan P. McClure Auditorium (on 1st floor of the terminal)

6000 Airport Circle