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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - July 29, 2014
July 29, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #84


Subject
Amendment to the 2014 BCC Meeting Calendar

Briefings
None

Contact and/or Presenter Information
Ed Hunzeker, County Administrator

Action Requested
Discussion on cancelling or rescheduling the August 26 and November 4 Board of County Commissioners Regular Meetings due to the primary and general elections.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
N/A

Background Discussion

The Board of County Commissioners regular board meetings of August 26 and November 4 this year fall on the primary and general election dates.    Historically, the meeting schedules approved by the Board prior to each calendar year have not considered elections dates as a factor in developing meeting dates.    Board Meetings for the last few elections are shown below:

  • For the primary elections in 2008 and 2010 there were regular board meetings that were held the day of the election.   In 2012 there was not a board meeting held.
  • For the general election in 2008 there was a regular board meeting and in 2010 there was a worksession held on the day of the meeting.   In 2012 there was not a board meeting held.

Considerations for changing the schedule would include whether the public can attend or watch the televised Board Meeting on an election day.    Polls for the election are open from 7 AM to 7 PM.   Early voting and mail-in ballots could also be an option for those wanting to attend or view the board meeting. 

Attached is a copy of the 2014 Meeting Schedule.



County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other


Reviewing Attorney
N/A

Instructions to Board Records
N/A

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name


Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs



Attachment:  2014 BCC Meeting Schedule.pdf
Attachment:  Meetings Scheduled on Election Dates.pdf