Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - August 12, 2014
REVISED August 12, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #48

Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization Citizen Advisory Committee Appointments


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Contact Person:  David Hutchinson, MPO - 941-359-5772

Action Requested

Recommend appointment of one individual to fill the vacant seat on the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization's Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) representing Unincorporated Manatee County.

(Two individuals have submitted applications to be considered for appointment to the one vacant position.)

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Section 339.175, Florida Statutes

Background Discussion
  • According to the Bylaws of the Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) for the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), nominations for CAC members are recommended by the member governments for ratification by the MPO Board.
  • One of the seats reserved for residents of unincorporated Manatee County is vacant and two individuals have requested to be appointed.
  • Jeffrey R. Orenstein, Ph.D., submitted a request to the MPO for reappointment to his seat on the CAC as his term expired in January 2014.
  • Eva Rey has submitted an application to be considered for appointment to the MPO CAC.
  • Upon recommendation of the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners an item will be placed on the next MPO agenda for ratification by the MPO Board.
  • Additionally, there is a longstanding vacancy on the CAC for an At-Large Minority member from Manatee County.  The MPO is seeking a recommendation from the County Commission as to a resident to serve on the CAC as a Minority representative.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please email names of appointees to David Hutchinson, MPO (dave@mympo.org) and Marianne Lopata (marianne.lopata@mymanatee.org).

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  MPOCAC Rey Eva.pdf
Attachment:  MPOCAC Orenstein Jeffrey APP.pdf