Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - September 24, 2013
September 24, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #53

Florida Redevelopment Association Conference


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Cheri R. Coryea, Director

Neighborhood Services Department

Action Requested

Approval and authorization of travel, conference registration, and County meal reimbursement costs for one member of each CRA Advisory Board (South County and 14th Street West) to attend the Florida Redevelopment Association Conference on October 30 - November 1, 2013, at the Tampa Marriott Waterside.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
11.1.4.  Efficiency in Service Delivery

Background Discussion

CRA Advisory Board members are responsible for making recommendations to the CRA Board regarding action plans for community redevelopment areas to improve the South County and the 14th Street West CRA's and to encourage public and private improvements.

The conference will provide valuable information pertaining to redevelopment of blighted communities, updating plans, funding through TIF rebates, as well as numerous other workshops and tours and will be provided by innovative and expert leaders in the field.

This item was discussed and presented at both CRA Advisory Board meetings. Traditionally, a member from each Advisory Board attends the conference to be able to report out and take back ideas to their respective boards.

The cost for the entire event, including mileage, meal reimbursement at County rates, and registration will not exceed $600 per person. 

Funding has been identified in each CRA's budget to cover these expenses for approved attendees. 

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Copy of stamped approved agenda memorandum to Karen Stewart (karen.stewart@mymanatee.org), Neighborhood Services Department.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$600 1750020610 South County CRA and $600 1740015808 14th Street West CRA

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
One time request.

Attachment:  Florida Redevelopment Association Conference Packet.pdf