Manatee County Government Administrative Center First Floor, Commission Chambers 9:00 a.m. - January 3, 2013
January 3, 2013 Land Use Meeting
Agenda Item #7

PA-13-01 - Proposed Ordinance 13-03 - Plan Amendment Complete Streets - Legislative - Kathleen Thompson

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Kathleen Thompson, AICP

Planning Manager

941-748-4501 ext. 6841


Action Requested


Based upon the evidence presented, comments made at the Public Hearing, the technical support documents, the action of the Planning Commission, and finding the request to be in compliance with the provisions of Chapter 163, Part II, Florida Statutes, and consistent with the Manatee County Comprehensive Plan, I move to TRANSMIT Manatee County Plan Amendment 13-01/Proposed Ordinance 13-03, as recommended by the Planning Commission.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Background Discussion
  • In March 2012, the Manatee County Health Department was awarded a grant by the American Public Health Association to assist Manatee County in developing and implementing a Complete Streets policy aimed at improving public health in the county.
  • The main objective of a Complete Streets policy is to support healthy activity opportunities through the design and construction of integrated and multi-modal roadways.
  • Complete Streets contribute to healthy and livable communities by encouraging walking and biking to work, shopping, schools, parks, and other local destinations through the design of multi-modal options on roadways.
  • Complete Streets contribute to slowing down traffic, reducing emissions by automobiles and trucks, improves environmental quality and provides for local economic opportunities.
  • Complete Streets are roadways designed to accommodate all users, including, but not limited to motorists, cyclists, pedestrians, transit and school bus riders, delivery and service personnel, freight haulers, and emergency responders. “All users” includes people of all ages and abilities.
  • Staff is proposing a comprehensive plan text amendment to establish the goal, objective and policies for the Complete Streets concept.
  • Staff recommends transmittal.
  • On December 13, 2012, by a vote of 6 – 0, the Planning Commission recommended approval.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please forward a signed copy of the approval document to Bobbi Roy/Building and Development Services Department.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Staff Report - Comp Plan Amendment Complete Streets - PA-13-01Ord. 13-03 - 01-03-13 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Copy of Newspaper Advertising - Plan Amendment Complete Streets PA-13-01 - Proposed Ord. 13-03 - 01-03-13 BC.pdf