Florida: Bradenton Beach signs interlocal agreement for jitney trail
The pieces are coming together for the Bradenton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency jitney trail.
CRA members voted 5-0 Oct. 22 to direct city attorney Ricinda Perry and city engineer Lynn Burnett to finalize an interlocal agreement with Manatee County allowing the agency to reconfigure a section of Coquina Beach, as well as parking along Gulf Drive at Cortez Beach, to accommodate the trail.
The motion also authorizes Burnett and Perry to finalize a white paper proposal for the project, as well as make a public presentation to the county commission if necessary.
CRA members David Bell and Commissioner Randy White were absent with excuse.
The CRA promotes restoration, growth and tourism for the district — bordered by Cortez Road, Sarasota Bay, Fifth Street South and the Gulf of Mexico — by funding capital improvement projects with incremental tax revenue collected by Manatee County since the area was declared blighted in 1992.