With the results of the straw poll showing Lakewood Ranch residents really do not want to incorporate as a city at this time â€” at least those who voted in the poll â€” the issue is dead.
Enjoy this week's Castaway
The future for local government operations is to privatize or outsource a whole lot more functions than is currently thought reasonable.
Manatee County is taking steps in the right direction in tweaking its wetlands protection ordinances, following the reasonable goal of creating certainty for property owners and potential property owners.
Enjoy this week's Castaway cartoon.
The lemming-like rush to try to lure Hollywood filmmakers to Sarasota and Manatee counties is costly, ineffective and a little embarrassing.
Manatee County commissioners got one of the toughest decisions right in the budget for next year. They kept the property tax rate flat. Or so it appears. That will not be official until the final rate is approved in September.