Bradenton Area Convention Center
One Haben Boulevard, Palmetto - Longboat Key Room
4:00 p.m. - September 1, 2020

September 1, 2020 - Council of Governments

Manatee County, City of Anna Maria, City of Bradenton, City of Bradenton Beach, City of Holmes Beach, City of Palmetto,
Town of Longboat Key, School District of Manatee County, Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority,
Fire & Rescue Districts in Manatee County


This meeting can be viewed live on www.mymanatee.org/mga and on Manatee Government Access (MGA) Spectrum channel 644, Verizon channel 30, and Comcast channel 20.

Written comments can be submitted at www.mymanatee.org/comment by Monday, August 31, at 4 p.m. Be sure to include your name and submit your remarks by the meeting deadline. Commissioners may not receive your comments before the meeting if the form is submitted after the deadline.

During the meeting, comments may be delivered in person in the Longboat Key Room at the Bradenton Area Convention Center at One Haben Boulevard, Palmetto. If you choose this option, you must adhere to the CDC's social distancing guidelines and face coverings are required.

Also during the meeting, the public can offer comments by phone by dialing 1-888-788-0099 (Toll Free) or 1-877-853-5247 (Toll Free). Enter the Meeting ID number: 859 6962 5743 (followed by #).

CALL TO ORDER AND WELCOME (Betsy Benac, County Commission Chairperson)
1. 2020 Census
Attachment: Census Presentation Slides.pdf

2. Art Installations in the City of Palmetto
3. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) Extension Water School 2020
Attachment: Council of Governments - Water School 2020.pdf

4. Traffic Concerns Along 26th Street West and 27th Street West, Bradenton
5. Manatee CARES Update
Attachment: CARES Act Update COG.pdf

6. Mask Up Manatee!
Attachment: Mask Up Manatee COG presentation.pdf

7. Discussion of On-going Issues Relative to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
Attachment: R-20-041 - Declaration of Emergency (March 16).pdf
Attachment: R-20-045 - Declaration of Emergency (March 24).pdf
Attachment: Governor's Executive Order 20-91.pdf
Attachment: Governor's Executive Order 20-92.pdf
Attachment: R-20-053 - Reaffirming Emergency - Establishing Curfew (April 3).pdf
Attachment: R-20-056 - Reaffirming Emergency - Extending Curfew (April 10).pdf
Attachment: County Administrator's April 28 Report on Reopening Strategies.pdf
Attachment: Governor's Executive Order 20-112.pdf
Attachment: Task Force Report - Safe-Smart-Step by Step Plan for Florida's Recovery.pdf
Attachment: Governor's Executive Order 20-114.pdf
Attachment: Governor's Executive Order 20-123.pdf
Attachment: Plan for Florida's Recovery - Full Phase 1 Outline.pdf
Attachment: Governor's Executive Order 20-139.pdf
Attachment: FAQs for Florida's Phase 2 Plan.pdf
Attachment: Governor's Executive Order 20-166.pdf
Attachment: R-20-116 - Face Coverings.pdf

8. The next Council of Governments meeting is scheduled for December 1, 2020


The Board of County Commissioners of Manatee County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discrimination policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions including one's access to, participation in, employment with, or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation for this meeting as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), should contact Kaycee Ellis at 742-5800; TDD ONLY 742-5802, wait 60 seconds; FAX 745-3790.

PUBLIC NOTICE: According to Florida Statutes, Section 286.0105, any person desiring to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners (or the other entities that are meeting) with respect to any matter considered at said public hearing/meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purposes may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.