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
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!
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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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 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