@BR Ednote:EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated to show the dinner will be 6-10 p.m. Sunday.
MANATEE — Touch of Class Restaurant & Lounge, 5131 14th St. W., will host the “First Community Law Enforcement Day,” honoring former Manatee sheriff Charlie Wells, Palmetto Police Chief Garry Lowe and others, including Hubert Robinson and Bobby Brown.
An all-you-can-eat soul food dinner will be served from 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday. The cost is $10 person.
To make reservations, call (941) 356-2666.
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Planning Department to reveal changes
MANATEE — Manatee County Planning Department officials Tuesday will deliver a set of recommendations on the future of the development review process and the face of the community in unincorporated Manatee County.
Interim Planning Department Director John Osborne will kick off the meeting with a review of the Planning Department’s progress over the past year, including customer service and improved communication.
Osborne also will offer a glimpse of improvements to come, including an automated plans tracking system, land development code improvements and a Development Review Committee. Site plan reviews that once took two years can now take as little as three months.
The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the fifth- floor meeting room of Manatee County Administrative Center, 1112 Manatee Ave. W. For more information on the discussion, call (941) 748-4501, ext. 6825.
— Herald staff reports