Anna Maria planning board recommends no more duplexes By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Anna Maria's planning and zoning board agreed to recommend to the city commission elimination of the city's medium-density residential category of zoning in the proposed future land use element of the city's revised comprehensive plan.
Cramer calls for full commission vote on referendum By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Anna Maria City Commissioner Linda Cramer said the consolidation referendum issue in her city is "not dead yet," despite the 2-2 vote that quashed a non-binding referendum at the Aug. 25 commission meeting.
Goodloe Marine's dredge sought the safety of the bay side of Anna Maria Island near Bayfront Park this past weekend as Hurricane Katrina stormed northward in the central Gulf of Mexico, creating heavy seas and high winds. The dredge was still anchored in its safe harbor Tuesday. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
Voters in Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach clearly favor referendum vote
Islanders overwhelmingly want the right to vote on whether or not the three cities should proceed with consolidation, according to the results of a survey conducted by The Islander the past two weeks.
Coquina Beach lifeguard station miscommunication glitch By Rick Catlin
Members of the Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway Committee Corridor Management Entity were surprised two weeks ago to learn that Manatee County planned to build a lifeguard station just east of Coquina Beach off Gulf Drive (State Road 789).