Voters are being asked on June 18 to consider a half-cent sales tax to fund community health costs. If approved by voters, new revenues -- an estimated $23 million a year -- will be available only for health care costs. The new tax would also trigger a new set of options for significant property tax relief for all Manatee property owners. The new sales tax alone would allow County Commissioners to consider lowering property taxes. read on Learn more about Manatee's half-cent sales tax
Below is a listing for all of the Manatee County Government events coming up this week. If you'd like to know more about any of these listings, click on a link for more information or give us a call at (941) 742-5800. read on This Week in County Government
$4.3 million in insurance savings through employee health improvements, success on our No Kill animal goals, lower Building Department fees and improved customer service across the board. They're all part of Manatee County's impressive list of 2012 accomplishments. Read more on what County Government did in your community last year in the County Administrator's 2012 Annual Report. read on Manatee County works for YOU!
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Manatee County's budget process begins in May/June when the County Administrator delivers a Recommended Budget to the Board of County Commissioners.
Once the Property Appraiser has finalized tax rolls by July 1, the Board receives a Proposed Budget which has up-to-date tax information and any changes from the earlier Recommended Budget.
Two public hearings are held in September before the Board approves the Adopted Budget for the fiscal year beginning October 1.
read on FY13 Adopted budget materials now available