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Longboat Key, Manatee County to hold special work session Wednesday

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Published: Dec. 1, 2021 at 10:36 AM EST
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MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (WWSB) - Longboat Key and Manatee County officials met Wednesday to discuss a survey conducted by an independent organization to talk about potential improvements and difficulties.

Longboat Key is divided between Sarasota and Manatee counties, which causes a lot of issues, including differences in tax rates. At 1:30 p.m., officials with the Town of Longboat Key are meeting with Manatee County officials to talk about the issues faced by the split of the township, which also causes the different parts of the county to have different election officials and tax collectors.

Dr. Scott Hopes, Manatee County Administrator, noted the study importantly said the study importantly “provides a basis for cost-benefit analysis” and joked that he would be glad to work on establishing a library in exchange for two-thirds of Longboat Key.

Today’s work session can be viewed below.

You can read the memorandum below.

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