Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - August 23, 2016
August 23, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #32

Rubonia Neighborhood Action Plan


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Debora DeLeon, Neighborhood Services Coordinator - X3482

Cheri R. Coryea, Director - X3468

Action Requested
Public Hearing and adoption of Resolution  R-16-135, approving the Rubonia Neighborhood Action Plan.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Manatee County Efficiency in Service

Florida Statute 163.340, Chapter 163, Part III, Community Development

Background Discussion
The Rubonia Community area of Manatee County has long been a priority of Manatee County.

In the 1990 and 2000 United States Census, the Rubonia area was deemed eligible for Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding based on the area median income collected through the census process and received funded services.

Over the next 10 years active development around the area created a change to the census tract map and, as a result of increased investment in those surrounding areas, coupled with a lack of direct survey response from  the Rubonia area, they found themselves not eligible for federal service funds in the 2010 census.

In 2011 and 2013 the County asked the Department of Housing and Urban Development CDBG program to review the census tract eligibility for Rubonia to no avail.

In December 2015, Wade Trim was contracted to complete a Neighborhood Action Plan.

Through the process of connecting with residents and reviewing conditions, Wade Trim evaluated the area and determined that the area meets the State of Florida definition of a blighted area.

The attached plan is the report of their findings and staff is requesting approval of the Rubonia Neighborhood Plan.

The draft Rubonia Neighborhood Action Plan has been available online for the required 30 day public review and comment period since July 22, 2016, and has also been available at the Central, Rocky Bluff and Palmetto libraries, as well as the Neighborhood Services Department.

All comments from the Board and the public will be incorporated into the final plan that is submitted to HUD.

This Public Hearing was advertised on July 22, 2016.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Siete Dias Public Notice 7.15.2016.pdf
Attachment:  BH 7.22.2016 aff.pdf
Attachment:  BH Public Notice.pdf
Attachment:  Resolution R-16-135 Rubonia Neighborhood Action Plan.pdf
Attachment:  DRAFT Rubonia Neighborhood Action Plan August 16 2016.pdf