The Bradenton-Times  

County Trash Service Fees Expected to Increase  

MANATEE — Manatee County Commissioners are facing a time crunch to make some of the most important decisions they may face during their terms. The decisions are ones that will directly impact county residents’ pocketbooks and utility services. On Tuesday, the commission held a work session/special meeting to discuss “all things utilities” where commissioners received presentations and options for consideration regarding solid waste and recycling.   



Okaloosa County bans smoking at public beaches, public parks  

OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. — Okaloosa County passed a new smoking ban Tuesday. 


NBC 2  

Collier County no longer requiring landlords to give 60-day notice of rent increase 

NAPLES, Fla. (WBBH) — Collier County will no longer require landlords to give a 60-day notice before increasing rent on tenants. 



Greene Publishing Inc.  

Broadband coming soon 

During the regular meeting of the Madison County Board of County Commissioners on Wednesday, Jan. 11, it was stated that Tri-County Electric Co-op(TCEC) is expected to begin connecting Madison County households to their new broadband high-speed internet service within the next couple of weeks. 



Florida Politics  

State, local officials struggle to strike balance on short-term rental regulations  

‘You can regulate it all you want but if the town can’t enforce their own regulations, how are they going to enforce new regulations?’