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This Week in Local Government

Written by on Saturday, December 2, 2023

On Thursday, the Manatee County Commission will be discussing the Lazy C Ranch project, potentially allowing 1,100 homes on agricultural land in Parrish, and a 257-unit affordable housing project. 

Monday (12/4)

City of Sarasota Commission regular meeting (agenda)

Highlight: Discussion of towing practices.

9:00 AM

City Hall, 1565 First Street



Tuesday (12/5)

Sarasota City Commission workshop (agenda)

Discussion about changing the definition or restaurants, bars and nightclubs in city zoning.

9:00 AM

City Hall, 1565 First Street


Wednesday (12/6)

City of Sarasota Development Review Committee (agenda)

Highlights: Payne Park Townhomes, 537 S. Washington Blvd. The developer wants to combine six lots, tear down existing structures and cut canopy trees, to fill one block with 50 units plus retail and office space at a gateway location to a big public park near downtown (proposal here). New Caragiulo’s Restaurant on Ringling Blvd. (proposal here). “Lux Car Club”: Five-story luxury condo in Rosemary District with special elevator for classic car collectors (proposal here).

9:00 AM

City Hall, 1565 First Street



Thursday (12/7)

Manatee County Commission land use meeting (agenda here)

Highlights: Rezoning of up to 500 acres of agricultural land in Parrish (Lazy C Ranch) to build up to 1,100 homes (details here); rezoning of 86 acres in Bradenton, off Morgan Johnson Road and 18th Ave. E., to allow higher density and construction of up to 257 units, 25% of them affordable (details here, planning commission recommends denial).

9:00 AM

Manatee County Administration Building

1112 Manatee Avenue West



City of North Port Commission special meeting (agenda here)

Discussion of Historic and Cultural Advisory Board.

2:30 PM

4970 City Hall Blvd.

North Port


Friday (12/8)

Sarasota County: Board of County Commissioners retreat

Highlights: Hashing out who will chair the county commission next year, plus 2024 committee appointments and administration’s strategic planning. No video, no audio.

8:30 AM

The Terrace Building

101 S. Washington Blvd.

Rood Garden Room, 10th fl.