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This Week in Local Government

Written by on Sunday, February 11, 2024

On Monday, the City of Sarasota Commission will discuss proposals for a new logo and get a presentation about the use of transfer development rights to protect historical buildings. On Tuesday, Manatee County will formally transfer the Powel-Crosley mansion to New College, and North Port will officially end the development agreement for Warm Mineral Springs.


Monday (02/12)

City of Sarasota Commission workshop (agenda)

Highlights: Using transfer development rights to protect historical buildings; discussion of new city logo.

9:00 AM

City Hall

1565 First Street, Sarasota, Fl 34236


Tuesday (02/13)

Manatee County Commission regular meeting (agenda)

Highlights: New College formally takes possession of the Powel-Crosley Estate; county retains law firm Gray Robinson for general legal matters; issuance of more than $6 million in bonds for workforce housing projects; school zone speed cameras.

9:00 AM

Manatee County Administration Building

Hon. Patricia M. Glass Chambers, first floor

1112 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton


City of Venice Council regular meeting (agenda)

Highlights: Hiring of full-time airport outreach manager; joint agreement with Sarasota County for limited anchorage area in Robarts Bay; discussion of unified control in zoning and planning; incorporating the city’s long-term water supply plan in the comprehensive plan.

9:00 AM

City Hall

401 West Venice Avenue, Venice, FL 34285


City of North Port Commission regular meeting (agenda)

Highlights: Terminating the agreement with a developer for Warm Mineral Springs project; city annexation of 7 acres; reallocating $2 million in pandemic recovery funds from fire station renovation to road construction.

10:00 AM

4970 City Hall Blvd., North Port, FL 34286


Manatee County School Board regular meeting (agenda)

Highlights: Approval of K-12 social studies instructional materials; year-to-date financial statements.

10:00 AM

Walter E. Miller School Support Center

215 Manatee Avenue W., Bradenton, FL 34205


Wednesday (02/14)

City of Bradenton Council regular meeting (agenda)

Highlights: Approval of several events, including Bradenton Summer Market, and DeSoto parade.

8:30 AM

City Hall council chambers

101 Old Main Street, Bradenton


City of Sarasota Development Planning Board (agenda)

Highlights: Mixed-use development with 96 workforce apartments at New Trail Plaza; 1240 4th St. – the owner of six parcels off Fruitville and US 41 wants to raise building height, without a development proposal.

1:30 PM

City Hall

1565 First Street, Sarasota, Fl 34236


Thursday (02/15)



Friday (02/16)