Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - October 20, 2015
REVISED October 20, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #30

Resolution 15-178 Establishing a Citizens Financial Structure Advisory Board


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Dan Schlandt, Deputy County Administrator, x3732

Action Requested

Adoption of Resolution 15-178 establishing a Citizens Financial Structure Advisory Board.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
F.S. 125

Background Discussion

During the FY 2015-16 Budget Process, the County Administrator recommended that the Board of County Commissioners establish a citizen group to advise them on financial structuring issues that would address long-term solutions to budget issues facing the county and help generate community support for making any needed changes to the county's financial policies.

Resolution 15-178 would establish the Citizens Financial Structure Advisory Board.

This Board would be charged with the following tasks:

Make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners as to the best long-term combination of revenue sources to fund county services, programs, and capital projects.

Major provisions in 15-178 include:

  • The Advisory Board will complete its review and make recommendations by the end of a five month time frame and the advisory board will sunset at the end of such time.
  • Membership of the Advisory Board
    • A total of 13 members
    • Each County Commissioner will appoint one member of the Advisory Board who resides in their District
    • The remaining six members would be recommended by the following organizations to be considered for approval by the Board of County Commissioners
      • The Manatee Chamber of Commerce
      • Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance
      • Black Chamber of Commerce
      • Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
      • Gulf Coast Latin Chamber of Commerce
      • Greater Bradenton Area Economic Development  Agency
  • The County Administrator's Office and Financial Management Department will provide support for the Advisory Board and it is expected that a facilitator will be retained to provide advice, organization, and structure for the Advisory Board's meetings.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
Chief Assistant County Attorney Robert M. Eschenfelder assisted in the drafting and editing of the resolution.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Return a copy of executed resolution to Dan Schlandt, County Administrator's Office (dan.schlandt@mymanatee.org).

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Citizens Financial Structure Advisory Board Resolution.pdf