Manatee County Government Administrative Building 1112 Manatee Avenue West, 1st Floor Chambers April 2, 2015 - 9:00 a.m.
REVISED April 2, 2015 Land Use Meeting
Agenda Item #14

Advocacy on behalf of the State College of Florida


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Board of County Commissioners

Action Requested
Authorize Chairman to sign letter to Senator Don Gaetz, Chair, Appropriations Subcommittee on Education

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion

The impacts of Senate Bill 1252 have been raised by Carol Probstfeld, President of State College of Florida and others.  The bill has negative effects for both college and the community.  The bill will require all colleges to take the word "State" out of their title, among other issues.

The commissioners have been asked to contact State Senators with their concerns and a letter has been drafted for the Chairman's signature.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Mail original letter to Senator Gaetz and scan copy of executed letter to Executive Assistant Yvonne Tryon (yvonne.tryon@mymanatee.org) for transmission via email to Senator Gaetz and others.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  SB 1252 Higher Education 20150326.pdf
Attachment:  04.02.15 gaetz.pdf