Manatee County Government Administrative Center Honorable Patricia M. Glass Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - September 24, 2019
September 24, 2019 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #56



Contact and/or Presenter Information

Katharine M. Zamboni, Assistant County Attorney, Ext. 3750
Ava Ehde, Neighborhood Services Director, Ext. 3974
Renese Remy, Neighborhood Services Criminal Justice, Ext. 3722

Action Requested

Discussion -

Time certain presentation is scheduled for 1:30 pm.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Florida Statute 125.01

Florida Statute 316.008

Article VII of Chapter 2-21, Manatee County Code

Background Discussion

At the July 23, 2019, regular board meeting, several County Commissioners and several citizens expressed concerns about an increase in panhandling and panhandlers’ threatening conduct within Manatee County and the City of Bradenton.  The Board instructed the County Attorney’s Office to look into ways to regulate panhandling, to include examining other local ordinances in the State of Florida.

Assistant County Attorney Katharine Zamboni will present a draft ordinance, information on pedestrian safety, and research information from other local governments.

Neighborhood Services Director Ava Ehde will highlight a few current pilot programs being offered to reduce panhandling elsewhere.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
This is a County Attorney item.  A comprehensive opinion memorandum is attached.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records


Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Response to CAO Matter No. 2019-0386.pdf
Attachment:  Manatee County Pedestrian and Bicycle Crashes Data 2016_2018.pdf
Attachment:  Future Traffic Map 5B Func Class.pdf
Attachment:  Draft Amendment___19-41.pdf
Attachment:  Panhandling Memo 9-17-19.pdf