Manatee County Government Administrative Center First Floor, Commission Chambers 9:00 a.m. - April 10, 2018
April 10, 2018 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #43

Ordinance 18-24, Repealing Ordinance 07-49, Sections 2-4-32 to 2-4-37, Regarding Dogs in Public Food Establishments

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information
Anne Morris, Assistant County Attorney, ext. 3750
Geoffrey Nichols, Assistant County Attorney, ext. 3750

Action Requested
Adoption of Ordinance 18-24, repealing Ordinance 07-49, the "Dog Dining" Ordinance, codified in Article II, Chapter 2-4 (Sections 2-4-32 to 3-4-27) of Manatee County's Code of Laws.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Florida Statute 125.66 - Ordinance, Enactment Procedure
Florida Statute 509.233 - Public food service establishment requirements; local exemption for dogs in designated outdoor portions.

Background Discussion
  • On March 13, 2018, the County Attorney's Office responded to an RLS requesting review of Ordinance 07-49, the "Dog Dining" Ordinance. The response consisted of two proposed ordinances, one to repeal Ordinance 07-49 of the County Code of Ordinances, which lapsed in 2009, and one to provide for codification of a new "Dog Dining" ordinance in the Land Development Code, pursuant to the requirements of ยง509.233, Florida Statutes (this ordinance is to be heard by the Planning Commission and the Board at a later date).
  • At the Board of County Commissioners regular meeting on March 20, 2018, the Board requested that the County move forward with repealing Ordinance 07-49 and updating the Land Development Code to allow public eating establishments the option to permit dining with dogs.
  • Ordinance 18-24 serves to repeal Ordinance 07-49 and remove the ordinance from the Code of Laws.

County Attorney Review
Formal Written Review (Opinion memo must be attached)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Email an approved copy of this agenda item to:
Anne M. Morris, Assistant County Attorney
anne.morris@mymanatee.org; and
Katie Pearson, County Attorney's Office,

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
0010001000 - County Attorney's Office

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  132294407 Affidavit Manatee Co Cty Atty.pdf
Attachment:  Response Memorandum, Dogs in Public Food Establishments.pdf
Attachment:  Recission of Dog Dining Ordinance.pdf