Sep
11

MEETING NOTICE :: Sarasota/Manatee MPO Board Meeting of September 21, 2020

public-notice Sarasota/Manatee MPO Board Meeting of September 21, 2020

NOTIFICATION IS GIVEN that the Sarasota/Manatee MPO Board meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, September 21, 2020, in the Longboat Key Room at the Bradenton Area Convention Center, One Haben Boulevard, Palmetto, Florida 34221. Meeting materials and information regarding technology and access will be posted to the MPO website at www.mympo.org on Friday, September 11, 2020.

There are five (5) ways for the public to participate:

  • In person at the MPO Board Meeting by filling out a comment card.
  • Written comments will be accepted before, during, and after the meeting. All written comments will be included as part of the official public record of the meeting. Please email Nanette Eubanks, Clerk to the Board at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include your name, email address, and phone number with your written comment. 
  • The MPO Board meeting will be live streamed on Monday, September 21, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. The public can view the meeting and comment during the meeting using the comment box at https://publicinput.com/Q742.
  • The public may call-in by phone and leave voice comments. Telephone Number 1-855-925-2801; Meeting code 8196.
  • For those wishing to address members of the Sarasota/Manatee MPO Board directly, you are requested to provide a written request in advance. Please email Nanette Eubanks, Clerk to the Board, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 8:00 a.m. on Monday, September 21, 2020, for your comments to be distributed to MPO Board members prior to the meeting. Please provide the following information in the email:
    • Subject line (RE): PUBLIC COMMENT FOR September 21, 2020 MPO BOARD MEETING
    • Please include the following information in the body of the email: 1) Name, email, and phone number; 2) The agenda item you wish to address; 3) A summary of your public comment (3000-character limit)
    • Following the receipt of the email, instructions will be sent on how to join the virtual meeting to speak once the Chair calls on you during the public comment period.

The MPO rules of procedure, decorum, and policy governing the public comment period, shall be followed, and enforced in the same manner as if the meeting were held in person. During the public comment period, the Chair will ask the public to speak based on the written requests to speak in the order they are received.

Any person with a disability requiring assistance, auxiliary aids, and services for this meeting should notify Nanette Eubanks at least seven (7) days in advance of the meeting by calling (941)-359-5772.

It would greatly help MPO staff if questions and comments could be emailed to Nanette Eubanks, Clerk to the Board (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) PRIOR to the beginning of the meeting, and ideally before 8:00 a.m. on Monday, September 21, 2020. 

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Sep
04

MEETING NOTICE :: Sarasota/Manatee MPO September Virtual Meetings

public-notice Meeting Notice for MPO September Virtual Meetings

NOTIFICATION IS GIVEN that on September 14, 2020, the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. and  the Citizen Advisory Network (CAN) meeting will be held at 5:00 p.m. Additionally, the Bicycle/Pedestrian/Trails Advisory Committee (BPTAC) meeting will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. Meeting materials and information regarding technology and access will be posted to the MPO website at www.mympo.org on Friday, September 4, 2020.

For the protection of the community, all Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) meetings through September 30, 2020 will be available to the public online and by telephone to avoid convening more than ten people during the current COVID-19 State of Emergency.  Public access and public comment opportunities will be provided as permitted in Executive Order 20-69 for local government meetings, allowing the use of communications media technology, such as telephonic and video conferencing. 

There are four (4) ways for the public to participate:

  • Written comments will be accepted before, during, and after the meetings. All written comments will be included as part of the official public record of the meetings. Please email Nanette Eubanks, Clerk to the Board at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include your name, email address, and phone number with your written comment. 
  • The TAC meeting will be live streamed on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. The CAN meeting will be live streamed on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. The BPTAC meeting will be live streamed on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. The public can view the meetings and comment during the meetings using the comment box at https://publicinput.com/Q742.
  • The public may call in by phone and leave voice comments. Telephone Number 1-855-925-2801; Meeting code 8196.
  • For those wishing to address members of the TAC, CAN, or BPTAC directly, you are requested to provide a written request in advance. Please email Nanette Eubanks, Clerk to the Board at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 8:00 a.m. for the TAC and 3:00 p.m. for the CAN on Monday, September 14, 2020, and 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 for the BPTAC, and provide the following information:
    • Subject line:
      • (RE): PUBLIC COMMENT FOR September 14, 2020 VIRTUAL TAC MEETING; or
      • (RE): PUBLIC COMMENT FOR September 14, 2020 VIRTUAL CAN MEETING; or
      • (RE): PUBLIC COMMENT FOR September 15, 2020 VIRTUAL BPTAC
    • Email: 1) Name, email, and phone number; 2) The agenda item you wish to address; 3) A summary of your public comment (3000-character limit)
    • Following the receipt of the email, instructions will be sent on how to join the virtual meeting to speak once the Chair calls on you during the public comment period.

The MPO rules of procedure, decorum, and policy governing the public comment period, shall be followed, and enforced in the same manner as if the meeting were held in person. During the public comment period, the Chair will ask the public to speak based on the written requests to speak in the order they are received.

Any person with a disability requiring assistance, auxiliary aids, and services for this meeting should notify Nanette Eubanks at least seven (7) days in advance of the meeting by calling (941) 359-5772.

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Sep
03

MEETING NOTICE :: Virtual MPO TSM&O Advisory Meeting on September 14, 2020

public-notice Meeting Notice for TSMO Meeting on September 14 at 8:00 AM

NOTIFICATION IS GIVEN that the TSM&O Advisory Group will meet at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, September 14, 2020. Meeting materials and information regarding technology and access will be posted to the MPO website at www.mympo.org on Thursday, September 3, 2020.

For the protection of the community, all Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) meetings will be available to the public online and by telephone to avoid convening more than ten people during the current COVID-19 State of Emergency from March 9 to October 1, 2020.  Public access and public comment opportunities will be provided as permitted in Executive Order 20-69 for local government meetings, allowing the use of communications media technology, such as telephonic and video conferencing.

There are four (4) ways for the public to participate:

  • Written comments will be accepted before, during, and after the meeting. All written comments will be included as part of the official public record of the meeting. Please email Rachel McClain, Fiscal Technician at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include your name, email address, and phone number with your written comment. 
  • The TSM&O meeting will be live streamed on Monday, September 14 at 8:00 a.m. The public can view the meeting and comment during the meeting using the comment box at https://publicinput.com/Q742.
  • The public may call-in by phone and leave voice comments. Telephone Number 1-855-925-2801; Meeting code 8196.
  • For those wishing to address members of the TSM&O directly, you are requested to provide a written request in advance. Please email Rachel McClain, Fiscal Technician at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 11 for your comments to be distributed to TSM&O members prior to the meeting. Please provide the following information in the email:
    • Subject line (RE): PUBLIC COMMENT FOR SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 VIRTUAL TSM&O MEETING
    • Please include the following information in the body of the email: 1) Name, email, and phone number; 2) The agenda item you wish to address; 3) A summary of your public comment (3000 character limit)
    • Following the receipt of the email, instructions will be sent on how to join the virtual meeting to speak once the Chair calls on you during the public comment period.

The MPO rules of procedure, decorum, and policy governing the public comment period, shall be followed and enforced in the same manner as if the meeting were held in person.  During the public comment period, the Chair will ask the public to speak based on the written requests to speak in the order they are received. 

Any person with a disability requiring assistance, auxiliary aids, and services for this meeting should notify the Sarasota/Manatee MPO at least seven (7) days in advance of the meeting by calling (941)-359-5772.

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Sep
03

MEETING NOTICE :: Virtual Public Transportation Task Force Meeting on September 10, 2020

public-notice Meeting Notice for PTTF on September 10 at 1:00 PM

NOTIFICATION IS GIVEN that the Public Transportation Task Force (PTTF) meeting will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 10, 2020. Meeting materials and information regarding technology and access will be posted to the MPO website at www.mympo.org on Wednesday, September 2, 2020.

For the protection of the community, all Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) meetings will be available to the public online and by telephone to avoid convening more than ten people during the current COVID-19 State of Emergency from March 9 to September 30, 2020.  Public access and public comment opportunities will be provided as permitted in Executive Order 20-69 and extended by Executive Order 20-150 for local government meetings, allowing the use of communications media technology, such as telephonic and video conferencing.

There are four (4) ways for the public to participate:

  • Written comments will be accepted before, during, and after the meeting. All written comments will be included as part of the official public record of the meeting. Please email Nanette Eubanks, Clerk to the Board at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include your name, email address, and phone number with your written comment. 
  • The PTTF meeting will be live streamed on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. The public can view the meeting and comment during the meeting using the comment box at https://publicinput.com/Q742.
  • The public may call-in by phone and leave voice comments. Telephone Number 1-855-925-2801; Meeting code 8196.
  • For those wishing to address members of the PTTF directly, you are requested to provide a written request in advance. Please email Nanette Eubanks, Clerk to the Board, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 10, 2020, for your comments to be distributed to PTTF members prior to the meeting. Please provide the following information in the email:
    • Subject line (RE): PUBLIC COMMENT FOR September 10, 2020 VIRTUAL PTTF MEETING
    • Please include the following information in the body of the email: 1) Name, email, and phone number; 2) The agenda item you wish to address; 3) A summary of your public comment (3000-character limit)
    • Following the receipt of the email, instructions will be sent on how to join the virtual meeting to speak once the Chair calls on you during the public comment period.

The MPO rules of procedure, decorum, and policy governing the public comment period, shall be followed, and enforced in the same manner as if the meeting were held in person.  During the public comment period, the Chair will ask the public to speak based on the written requests to speak in the order they are received.

Any person with a disability requiring assistance, auxiliary aids, and services for this meeting should notify the Sarasota/Manatee MPO at least seven (7) days in advance of the meeting by calling (941) 359-5772.

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Aug
21

PUBLIC NOTICE: Participate in the Virtual MPO Barrier Island Traffic Steering Committee Meeting on August 24, 2020

public-notice Public Notice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, SARASOTA/MANATEE, FL, August 21, 2020 – NOTIFICATION IS GIVEN that the Barrier Island Traffic Steering Committee (BITS) will meet at 09:30 a.m. on Monday, August 24, 2020. Meeting materials and information regarding technology and access is posted on the MPO website at www.mympo.org.

For the protection of the community, all Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) meetings will be available to the public online and by telephone to avoid convening more than ten people during the current COVID-19 State of Emergency from March 9 to October 1, 2020.  Public access and public comment opportunities will be provided as permitted in Executive Order 20-69 for local government meetings, allowing the use of communications media technology, such as telephonic and video conferencing.

There are four (4) ways for the public to participate:

  • Written comments will be accepted before, during, and after the meeting. All written comments will be included as part of the official public record of the meeting. Please email Rachel McClain, Fiscal Technician at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include your name, email address, and phone number with your written comment. 
  • The BITS meeting will be live streamed on Monday, August 24 at 09:30 a.m. The public can view the meeting and comment during the meeting using the comment box at https://publicinput.com/Q742.
  • The public may call-in by phone and leave voice comments. Telephone Number 1-855-925-2801; Meeting code 8196.
  • For those wishing to address members of the BITS directly, you are requested to provide a written request in advance. Please email Rachel McClain, Fiscal Technician at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 8:00 a.m. on Monday, August 24 for your comments to be distributed to BITS members prior to the meeting. Please provide the following information in the email:
    • Subject line (RE): PUBLIC COMMENT FOR AUGUST 24, 2020 VIRTUAL BITS MEETING
    • Please include the following information in the body of the email: 1) Name, email, and phone number; 2) The agenda item you wish to address; 3) A summary of your public comment (3000 character limit)
    • Following the receipt of the email, instructions will be sent on how to join the virtual meeting to speak once the Chair calls on you during the public comment period.

The MPO rules of procedure, decorum, and policy governing the public comment period, shall be followed and enforced in the same manner as if the meeting were held in person.  During the public comment period, the Chair will ask the public to speak based on the written requests to speak in the order they are received. 

Any person with a disability requiring assistance, auxiliary aids, and services for this meeting should notify the Sarasota/Manatee MPO at least seven (7) days in advance of the meeting by calling (941)-359-5772.

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Jun
16

Participate in the Virtual MPO Barrier Island Traffic Committee Meeting on June 22, 2020

public-notice Public Notice for MPO Meeting

NOTIFICATION IS GIVEN that the Barrier Island Traffic Committee (BITC) will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 22, 2020. Meeting materials and information regarding technology and access will be posted to the MPO website at www.mympo.org on Monday, June 8, 2020.

For the protection of the community, all Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) meetings will be available to the public online and by telephone to avoid convening more than ten people during the current COVID-19 State of Emergency from March 9 to July 6, 2020.  Public access and public comment opportunities will be provided as permitted in Executive Order 20-69 for local government meetings, allowing the use of communications media technology, such as telephonic and video conferencing.

There are four (4) ways for the public to participate:

  • Written comments will be accepted before, during, and after the meeting. All written comments will be included as part of the official public record of the meeting. Please email Rachel McClain, Planning Assistant at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include your name, email address, and phone number with your written comment. 
  • The BITC meeting will be live streamed on Monday, June 22 at 10:00 a.m. The public can view the meeting and comment during the meeting using the comment box at https://publicinput.com/Q742.
  • The public may call-in by phone and leave voice comments. Telephone Number 1-855-925-2801; Meeting code 8196.
  • For those wishing to address members of the BITC directly, you are requested to provide a written request in advance. Please email Rachel McClain, Planning Assistant at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 8:00 a.m. on Monday, June 22 for your comments to be distributed to BITC members prior to the meeting. Please provide the following information in the email:
    • Subject line (RE): PUBLIC COMMENT FOR JUNE 22, 2020 VIRTUAL BITC MEETING
    • Please include the following information in the body of the email: 1) Name, email, and phone number; 2) The agenda item you wish to address; 3) A summary of your public comment (3000 character limit)
    • Following the receipt of the email, instructions will be sent on how to join the virtual meeting to speak once the Chair calls on you during the public comment period.

The MPO rules of procedure, decorum, and policy governing the public comment period, shall be followed and enforced in the same manner as if the meeting were held in person.  During the public comment period, the Chair will ask the public to speak based on the written requests to speak in the order they are received. 

Any person with a disability requiring assistance, auxiliary aids, and services for this meeting should notify the Sarasota/Manatee MPO at least seven (7) days in advance of the meeting by calling (941)-359-57

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