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Learn more about Manatee's proposed half-cent sales tax referendum for local roads, public safety and parks projects

Learn more about Manatee's proposed half-cent sales tax referendum for local roads, public safety and parks projects

County Commissioners are exploring an option for a half-cent sales tax voter referendum. Learn more about the proposal and which road, public safety and parks projects might be funded through proceeds from the half-cent tax. read on Learn more about Manatee's proposed half-cent sales tax referendum for local roads, public safety and parks projects

Citizens Financial Structure Advisory Board report

Citizens Financial Structure Advisory Board report

During the spring of 2016, a citizens panel called the Citizens Financial Structure Advisory Board (CFSAB) examined Manatee’s finances and unanimously recommended a half-cent sales tax referendum to ask voters to consider a new revenue source to pay only for aging roads, parks and public safety equipment. Read the committee's full report here. read on Citizens Financial Structure Advisory Board report

Develop an effective online strategy for your business

Develop an effective online strategy for your business

Scott Gonnello, author of SEO Common Mistakes, will provide tips for building a proper foundation for search engines and content development on Tuesday, July 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Downtown Library. This is the second workshop in a free series, provided by SCORE Manasota, to help business owners increase their web traffic read on Develop an effective online strategy for your business

Manatee’s fourth annual Business Community Outreach expo is July 28

Manatee’s fourth annual Business Community Outreach expo is July 28

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (July 19, 2016) – Businesses and service vendors from around the area are expected to attend Manatee County’s fourth annual Business Community Outreach meeting next week at the Bradenton Area Convention Center. The event will be held Thursday, July 28 in the Longboat Key Room of the Convention Center. Representatives from County government will be on hand to discuss ongoing and upcoming projects which local businesses may compete to be a part of.

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We're seeking input for the Rubonia Neighborhood Action Plan!

We're seeking input for the Rubonia Neighborhood Action Plan!

Until the most recent US Census (2010), the Rubonia Neighborhood met the HUD definition for a low and moderate income area (given that is was within a Census Block Group that had a population that was 51% or more low and moderate income). Entitlement jurisdictions are allowed to expend CDBG funds in low and moderate income areas on “area benefit” projects such as sidewalks, road improvements, stormwater drainage projects, and other infrastructure improvements. read on We're seeking input for the Rubonia Neighborhood Action Plan!

Single stream recycling is on its way for Manatee customers

Single stream recycling is on its way for Manatee customers

Recycling becomes easier than ever for thousands of Manatee families this summer as the County rolls out new single stream recycling bins. Manatee’s solid waste haulers have begun replacing dual recycling bins with the new single-stream container for an estimated 116,000 households across the county.

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Be the first to know with Manatee's CodeRED Emergency Notification System

Be the first to know with Manatee's CodeRED Emergency Notification System

Receive voice, text or e-mail notifications generated by government and public safety officials by signing up with our new CodeRED Emergency Notification System. The secure Community Notification Enrollment (CNE) page allows residents and businesses to add or update their contact information to ensure they will be included when a message is sent – unlisted numbers, mobile numbers, TDD/TTY requirements can also be entered. read on Be the first to know with Manatee's CodeRED Emergency Notification System

Manatee County Public Library System named Library of the Year by Florida Library Association

Manatee County Public Library System named Library of the Year by Florida Library Association

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (March 3, 2016) – Manatee County Public Library System has been named Library of the Year by the Florida Library Association (FLA), a recognition of the system’s outstanding service to the community. It was the most prestigious award on a day of many awards for the Library System. read on Manatee County Public Library System named Library of the Year by Florida Library Association

Sign up now for Manatee's Business Recovery Directory

Sign up now for Manatee's Business Recovery Directory

Manatee County business owners may now sign up for the Business Recovery Directory, a free emergency information exchange network. The information businesses provide will help emergency managers reach business owners with local resources in the event of an emergency. read on Sign up now for Manatee's Business Recovery Directory

New roads, bridges and community projects

New roads, bridges and community projects

44th Avenue Extension. The Ft. Hamer Bridge. Boat ramp improvements. Get the latest on some of the community's biggest construction projects under the County Commission's Quarterly Reports area. read on New roads, bridges and community projects