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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - October 10, 2017
REVISED October 10, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #6


Subject
White Cane Day - October 15, 2017

Briefings
None

Contact and/or Presenter Information
Board of County Commissioners

Action Requested
Adopt Proclamation designating October 15, 2017, as "White Cane Day" in Manatee County, Florida.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
 

Background Discussion

October 15 of each year is recognized as National White Cane Day.

The White Cane Law legalized the right of people who are blind and visually impaired, as well as others with disabilities, to access the streets and highways of this nation.

Manatee County Council of the Blind, Southeastern Guide Dogs, Lighthouse of ManaSota, Division of Blind Services, and Lion's Club International are sponsoring a walk on October 19, 2017, to celebrate the White Cane Law.  This walk begins at the historic Courthouse and continues down Old Main Street to Bradenton City Hall.



County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other


Reviewing Attorney
N/A

Instructions to Board Records

None.



Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
N/A

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
N/A


Attachment:  White Cane Day Proclamation.pdf