Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - April 26, 2016
April 26, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #39

Revisions to the public comments portion of the County Commission meeting procedures


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Mitchell O. Palmer, County Attorney, ext. 3750

Action Requested
Adoption of Resolution R-16-068 with attached Exhibit "A", setting forth newly revised Procedures for the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners' Meetings 

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Section 125.01, Florida Statutes


Background Discussion

At the Board's regular meeting on April 12, 2016, the County Attorney was instructed to revise the language of Section 5.3.1 of the Board's procedures document to allow for a 30-minute period near the beginning of  Board meetings wherein public comment will be entertained as to future potential agenda items.  The attached document is the product of that work effort.

The color key in Section 5.3.1 in the attachment is as follows:  yellow denotes the portion dealing with public comment on consent agenda items; green denotes the portion dealing with public comment on potential future agenda items, and blue denotes the portion dealing with public comment at work session meetings.  The color coding is for discussion purposes only.  A final "clean" version, absent the colors, will be presented to the Clerk of Court after adoption.

As on past occasions, the Board is being asked to re-adopt the procedures in a wholesale fashion, as opposed to a piecemeal fashion which would require interested parties to consult multiple enactments and documents.  THERE ARE NO CHANGES TO THE EXISTING PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE SET FORTH IN SECTION 5.3.1.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other

This is a County Attorney item.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please provide one fully executed copy of the Resolution with attached Exhibit "A" to County Attorney Mitchell Palmer.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Board Procedures_Revised_R-16-068_4-20-16.pdf
Attachment:  Board Procedures April 2016.pdf