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Local tree regulations under attack

Updated Jan. 13, 2018 ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Florida Sen. Greg Steube (R-Sarasota) has filed a bill that seeks to prevent local governments from regulating...
Shearon and Chappie

A memorable year in Bradenton Beach

BRADENTON BEACH – 2017 produced changes inside and outside city hall. Future city commissioners will be elected differently, a politically engaged citizens’ group came and...
John Chappie

Mayor seeks equal distribution of beach concession funds

BRADENTON BEACH – Mayor John Chappie supports the city of Anna Maria’s request to use $333,000 of surplus beach concession revenues for the replacement...
Bradenton Beach right of way work

Work begins in rights of way

BRADENTON BEACH – Residents are beginning to feel the impact of city rights of way and alleys being reclaimed for city and county water,...
Ricinda Perry

Bar complaint against Perry dismissed

BRADENTON BEACH – The Florida Bar has dismissed a complaint that Bradenton Beach resident and former Planning and Zoning Board member John Metz filed...
Day dock delivery

Day dock to open in early 2018

BRADENTON BEACH – The $119,980 floating public day dock is now scheduled to arrive in late January and be installed in February. Prefabricated off-site in...
Cole Appointed

Cole appointed to commission

BRADENTON BEACH – Ralph Cole is back on the City Commission. Cole, who lost his Ward 3 reelection bid to Randy White in November, was...
CNOBB dissolving

CNOBB coming to an end

BRADENTON BEACH – Despite voter approval of its three citizens initiatives on the November ballot, the Concerned Neighbors of Bradenton Beach (CNOBB) is dissolving...
CNOBB amendments

Elections alter Bradenton Beach’s political landscape

BRADENTON BEACH – The Nov. 7 elections reshaped the Bradenton Beach City Commission and changed how future commission races will be run. City voters elected...
John Metz

Metz defense challenges Sunshine Law

BRADENTON BEACH – Lawsuit defendant John Metz and his attorney, Thomas Shults, claim the Florida Sunshine Law is unconstitutional. “Mr. Metz feels the entire Sunshine...
Chappie wins

Chappie and White win Bradenton Beach elections

BRADENTON BEACH – City voters have spoken: Former Mayor John Chappie will take over the mayor's seat held by Bill Shearon. Randy White will take over...
Bradenton Beach CNOBB filings insufficient

 CNOBB filings deemed insufficient

BRADENTON BEACH – The statement of organization and campaign treasurer’s report recently filed by the Concerned Neighbors of Bradenton Beach (CNOBB) both contain insufficiencies,...
Bill Shearon calls

Mayor in frequent contact with Sunshine defendants

BRADENTON BEACH – Mayor Bill Shearon has had several private phone calls over the past two months with defendants named in a Sunshine Law...
Bradenton Beach logo

Mayor’s race enters final week

BRADENTON BEACH – Voters will soon decide whether Mayor Bill Shearon serves a third term as mayor or Vice Mayor John Chappie returns to...
CNOBB amendments

Amendments remain source of debate

BRADENTON BEACH –  City commissioners and commission candidates have weighed in on three charter amendments proposed by the Concerned Neighbors of Bradenton Beach (CNOBB). CNOBB...