Public Participation Plan

Schedule: Every three years a review of the PPP shall be conducted and updated, or as needed.

The Sarasota/Manatee MPO recognizes that an effective participation process is a vital element in the development and implementation of transportation plans and programs.  The Sarasota/Manatee MPO Public Participation Plan (PPP) encourages the entire community to participate in the transportation planning process and encourages community leaders to support the regional transportation network. 

The PPP essentially acts as a handbook that outlines the public participation methods, strategies for public engagement and outreach, and state and Federal regulations regarding public participation. In this way, the PPP guides how the MPO conducts most of its projects and interacts with the public. For more information on Sarasota/Manatee MPO meetings, events, and public outreach activities, please visit our Meetings page. Join our contact list by going to our home page and subscribing. And be sure to follow us on social media.

45-day Public Review and Comment Period is NOW Open

We want to hear your opinion on the updated DRAFT Public Participation Plan (PPP).  Every three years, MPO staff evaluates the public participation techniques and strategies laid out in the PPP. Afterwards, the PPP is updated to incorporate the findings from the evaluation. The official 45-day comment period closes at 5:00PM on Monday, May 19, 2021.

Here are four ways for the public to comment on the PPP:

  1. Email your comments to Corinne Tucker, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  2. Mail your comments
    2. 8100 15th Street East, Sarasota, FL 34243
  3. Call Corinne Tucker at 941-359-5772
  4. Comment at a Sarasota/Manatee MPO Meeting
    1. Bicycle/Pedestrian/Trails Advisory Committee Meeting; April 20 at 2:30 pm
    2. Technical Advisory Committee Meeting; May 10 at 10:00 am
    3. Citizen Advisory Committee Meeting; May 10 at 5:00 pm
    4. MPO Board Meeting; May 24 at 9:30 am

Public Participation Plan Documents

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