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This Week in Local Government

Written by on Sunday, March 10, 2024

On Tuesday, the Manatee County Commission will vote on extending the free-fare bus program, and discuss expanding the Emerson Point natural preserve. On Thursday, the Manatee County Planning Commission will discuss more rezones of agricultural land to planned development in Palmetto and Parrish, and construction of 320 multifamily units in Parrish.

Monday (03/11)

None

 

Tuesday (03/12)

City of Venice Council regular meeting (agenda)

Highlights: Request for private client-attorney session March 26, after Neal Communities sued the City of Venice; presentation of an updated resilience plan; adoption of ordinance expanding homestead exemption for seniors; adding a World War 2 airbase building to the local register of historical places.

9:00 AM

City Hall

401 West Venice Avenue, Venice, FL 34285

 

Manatee County Commission regular meeting (agenda)

Highlights: MCAT asks to extend its 18-month fare-free bus program; Emerson Point protected land acquisition.

9:00 AM

Manatee County Administration Building

Honorable Patricia M. Glass Chambers, First Floor

1112 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton

 

Wednesday (03/13)

City of Bradenton Council regular meeting (agenda)

Highlight: Special permit for indoor amusement center and lounge on 12th St. downtown.

8:30 AM

City Hall Council Chambers

101 Old Main St., Bradenton

 

City of Sarasota Planning Board regular meeting (agenda)

Highlight: Construction of a 0.85-mile Multi-Use Recreational Trail at Ted Sperling Park on Lido Key.

1:30 PM

City Hall

1565 First Street, Sarasota

 

Thursday (03/14)

Manatee County Planning Commission regular meeting (agenda)

Highlights: Food truck ordinance; rezone of 20 acres in Palmetto and five acres in Parrish from agriculture to planned development; rezone of nine acres in Palmetto from single-family to planned development, to build 30 homes; “Shops at Harrison Ranch” in Parrish: Changing 30 acres from residential to commercial, and allowing construction 0f 320 multi-family units.

9:00 AM

Manatee County Administration Building

Honorable Patricia M. Glass Chambers, First Floor

1112 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton

 

Friday (03/15)

None