Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - June 7, 2016
REVISED June 7, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #32

Infrastructure Sales Tax Uses


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Ed Hunzeker, County Administrator, ext 3798

Dan Schlandt, Deputy County Administrator, ext 3732

Action Requested
Presentation only

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Section 212.055(2) Florida Statutes

Background Discussion

On October 20, 2015, the Board of County Commissioners created the Citizens Financial Structure Advisory Board (the Committee) to review the county's financial structure and make recommendations on the best combination of available revenue sources to provide sustainability of the county budget to meet long-term community expectations.

On April 26, 2016, the Committee presented its report and recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners - a unanimous determination - that the County’s current revenue structure is not sustainable for the financial health of the County or for ensuring the quality of life for its citizens. Given that conclusion, the Committee went through a painstaking discussion of the various alternatives and determined that the Half-Cent Infrastructure Sales Tax (the Sales Tax) is the best way to ensure a sustainable budget future for the County.

We will be presenting the structure for proposed uses of an infrastructure sales tax based on the recommended allocations of the Citizens Financial Structure Advisory Board Review Committee. 

A copy of the proposed ordinance to put an infrastructure sales tax referendum on the ballot for November 2016 will be provided on Monday.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
County Attorney's office is providing support in the drafting of a proposed sales tax ordinance.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records


Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Project Uses.pdf
Attachment:  DRAFT 2016 Sales Tax Ordinance.pdf