Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - April 4, 2013
REVISED April 4, 2013 Land Use Meeting
Agenda Item #7

PA-13-01-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 ADOPT Manatee County Plan Amendment 13-01/Ordinance 13-03, as recommended by the Planning Commission.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Manatee County Land Development Code

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 adoption.


  • On December 13, 2012, by a vote of 6 – 0, the Planning Commission recommended approval.


  • On January 3, 2013, by a vote of 7 – 0, the Board of County Commissioners transmitted to DEO.


  • On February 15, 2013, the Department of Economic Opportunity issued their “no comment” letter on the text amendment.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
Written comments available from Sarah Schenk.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please forward a copy of the signed document to bobbi.roy@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Staff Report - Complete Streets - PA-13-01 - Ord. 13-03 - 4-4-13 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Copy of Newspaper Advertising - Complete Streets - PA-13-01 Ord. 13-03 - 4-4-13 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Ordinance - Complete Streets - PA-13-01 Ord. 13-03 - 4-4-13 BC.pdf