Planning Commission

Purpose

The Planning Commission was established to act as the Local Planning Agency under Section 163.3174, Florida Statutes; and to carry out such duties as may be prescribed by the Comprehensive Plan; to hold and regulate public hearings on Zoning Atlas Amendments, Developments of Regional Impact and Florida Quality Developments; to initiate, review and make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners in regard to adoption and amendment of the text of the Land Development Code; to hold and regulate public hearings on applications for amendments to the text of the LDC; to make its special knowledge and expertise available, upon reasonable written request and authorization of the BCC, to any official, department, board, commission, or agency of the County, State, or Federal governments; to recommend to the BCC that special studies be performed as may be deemed necessary and proper to conduct the work of the Planning Commission, subject to the approval of the BCC and available appropriations, to adopt rules of procedure which are not inconsistent with the LDC and are necessary for the administration of the Commission's responsibility and to govern its proceedings; and to perform any other duties which may be lawfully assigned to it.

 

Membership Requirements

The Board of County Commissioners appoints Manatee County residents to a four year term.

  • The Planning Commission consists of seven voting members.
  • They shall be qualified electors in Manatee County.
  • While no particular expertise is required, persons with experience or training in the substantive areas of planning, engineering, environmental science and the development industry shall be considered in the appointment process. 

 

Application

The Advisory Board application must be completed and submitted for the applicant to be considered for appointment.  The application is available for downloading on the upper right side of this web page.

 

For questions or additional information, please contact Bobbi Roy, Planning Coordinator, at 941-748-4501 ext. 6878

 

Meetings

Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m. or as needed in the Chambers located in the first floor at the Manatee County Administrative Center, 1112 Manatee Ave. West, Bradenton FL 34205. 

Below is a link to Planning Commission Agendas, Supporting Documents and Videos of the Public Hearings.

www.mymanatee.org/home/government/departments/building-and-development-services/planning-zoning/boards--committees-and-agendas/planning-agendas.html

 

Current Members

Name Term Seat
William E. Conerly PE 10/14/2019 Chairman
Timothy Rhoades 10/14/2018 1st Vice Chairman
Al Horrigan Jr. 10/14/2017 2nd Vice Chairman
Paul Rutledge 10/14/2020 3rd Vice Chairman
Matt Bower 10/14/2017  
Mike Rahn 10/14/2020  
John Delesline 10/14/2018  

 

2017 Meeting Agendas and Minutes

 

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2016 Meeting Agendas and Minutes

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2015 Meeting Agendas and Minutes

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