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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - December 17, 2013
REVISED December 17, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #35


Subject
Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization Citizen Advisory Committee Appointments

Briefings
None

Contact and/or Presenter Information
Contact Person:  David Hutchinson, MPO - 941-359-5772

Action Requested

Recommend the appointment of two Manatee County residents to the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization's Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) for two unincorporated area resident seats:

  1. The remainder of the term for the seat vacated by James Lacher, which will expire in July 2015, and
  2. A new three-year appointment to the CAC, since Jeremy Whatmough's term would have expired in January 2014.


Enabling/Regulating Authority
Section 339.175, Florida Statutes

Background Discussion
  • According to the Bylaws of the Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) for the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), nominations for CAC members are recommended by the member governments for ratification by the MPO Board.
  • One of the Manatee County representatives to the CAC, Jeremy Whatmough, has notified the MPO of his resignation due to his moving out of Manatee County.
  • The MPO has received two applications (attached) to serve on the CAC from Manatee County residents Larry Mau and Jordan Leep.  These applications are for the Board's consideration for recommendation to the MPO for two unincorporated area resident seats:
    • the remainder of the term for the seat vacated by James Lacher, which will expire in July 2015, and
    • a new three-year appointment to the CAC, since Mr. Whatmough's term would have expired in January 2014.
  • If the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners recommends Mr. Mau and/or Mr. Leep for appointment to the CAC, this will be placed on the next MPO agenda for ratification by the MPO Board.
  • Additionally, there is a longstanding vacancy on the CAC for an At-Large Minority member from Manatee County, and the MPO is seeking a recommendation from the County Commission as to a resident to serve on the CAC as a Minority representative.


County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other


Reviewing Attorney
N/A

Instructions to Board Records

Please email names of appointees to David Hutchinson, MPO (dave@mympo.org) and Marianne Lopata (marianne.lopata@mymanatee.org).



Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name


Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs



Attachment:  Mau_CAC_Application.pdf
Attachment:  Leep_CAC_Application.pdf