Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - January 26, 2016
January 26, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #74

Proposed changes to the Public Comments portion of the Board of County Commissioners' meeting procedures


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Mitchell O. Palmer, County Attorney, extension 3750.

Action Requested
Motion to adopt Resolution R-16-011, re-adopting Procedures for the Board of County Commissioners' Meetings.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Section 125.01, Florida Statutes.

Background Discussion

The County Attorney has prepared, for the Board's consideration, revisions to Section 5.3.1 of the Board's meeting procedures document.  The revisions call for citizens' comments relative to matters for future consideration to be taken up near the end of  Board meetings, as opposed to near the beginning.

Should the Board be favorably inclined, the County Attorney recommends a wholesale re-adoption of the Board's procedures (with Section 5.3.1 reflecting the only substantive change), so as to avoid the need to reference multiple enactments when consulting the procedures.

Proposed Resolution R-16-011 and the new procedures document are attached hereto. 

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
This is a County Attorney item.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
If the item is approved by the Board, provide one fully executed copy of the Resolution with attached Exhibit "A" to County Attorney Mitchell O. Palmer

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Resolution-R-16-11_1-4-16.pdf
Attachment:  Board Procedures_R-16-11_Final.pdf