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This Week in Local Government

Written by on Sunday, February 25, 2024

On Tuesday, environmental activists will plead with the Manatee County Commission to protect the Emerson Point extension land. The North Port City Commission will discuss rezoning 262 acres north of I-75 for multifamily housing. 

Monday (02/26)

Manatee County School Board workshop (agenda)

Highlights: Collective bargaining; cybersecurity.

9:00 AM

Walter E. Miller School Support Center
215 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205


Tuesday (02/27)

Manatee County Commission regular meeting (agenda)

Highlights: Manatee Port Authority meeting; citizen comment about buying Emerson Point extension land, expanding the natural preserve at Terra Ceia; final plat for 35 acres Mandarin Grove phase 2; change to the Manatee County Phosphate Mining Code; Cortez Road corridor vision plan.

9:00 AM

Manatee County Administration Building

Honorable Patricia M. Glass Chambers, First Floor

1112 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton


City of Venice Council regular meeting (agenda)

Highlights: Habitat for Humanity requests $400,000 to build a home on Mango; expansion of homestead exemption for seniors.

9:00 AM

City Hall

401 West Venice Avenue, Venice, FL 34285


Sarasota public hospital board closed session (9:00 AM, no information about topic)

Sarasota public hospital board educational workshop (9:45 AM, open to the public, agenda)

Highlight: Patient advocacy 
Sarasota Memorial Hospital auditorium
1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota FL 34239
Manatee County School Board regular meeting (agenda)
Highlights: Approval of Florida High School for Accelerated Learning Inc. charter application; $4.5 million construction of MTC Florida Law Academy; contract renewal discussions with Parrish Charter Academy, Visible Men Academy, and William Monroe Rowlett Academy of Arts and Communication.
5:00 PM
Walter E. Miller School Support Center
215 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205


North Port City Commission regular meeting (agenda)

Highlights: Wellen Park downtown phase 3 and Palmera at Wellen Park final plats; rezone 262 acres north of I-75 and east of Toledo Blade Blvd. from no zoning to multifamily residential; annexing 2.5 acres on North River Road and S. Tamiami Trail, and another 7 acres without description to the city.

6:00 PM

Commission chambers

4970 City Hall Blvd., North Port, FL 34286  


Wednesday (02/28)

City of Bradenton Council regular meeting (agenda)

Highlights: Amending the current budget by $3 million for various purposes.

8:30 AM

City Hall Council Chambers

101 Old Main St., Bradenton


Thursday (02/29)

Bradenton Community Redevelopment Agency (agenda)

Highlights: Mineral Springs Park concept (https://legistarweb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/attachment/pdf/2458016/2.22.2024__SD-Florida-Mineral_Springs_Singing_RIver.pdf), mural design for City Centre parking garage.

4:00 PM

City Hall Council Chambers

101 Old Main St., Bradenton


Friday (03/01)