About a decade ago, Manatee County wanted to build a boat ramp at Palma Sola Causeway, but the city found out they could do it cheaper so the county asked them to build it and they would take it over, but it’s taken this long for them to do it. The county will take full time responsibility for maintenance and improvements as of Jan. 1.
About a decade ago, Manatee County wanted to build a boat ramp at Palma Sola Causeway, but the city found out they could do it cheaper so the county asked them to build it and they would take it over, but it’s taken this long for them to do it. The county will take full time responsibility for maintenance and improvements as of Jan. 1. Tiffany Tompkins ttompkins@bradenton.com
About a decade ago, Manatee County wanted to build a boat ramp at Palma Sola Causeway, but the city found out they could do it cheaper so the county asked them to build it and they would take it over, but it’s taken this long for them to do it. The county will take full time responsibility for maintenance and improvements as of Jan. 1. Tiffany Tompkins ttompkins@bradenton.com

Urban Affairs Reporter Mark Young began his career in 1996 and has been covering the cities of Bradenton and Palmetto since 2014. He has won more than a dozen awards over the years including the coveted Lucy Morgan Award for In-Depth Reporting from the Florida Press Club and beat reporting from the Society for Professional Journalists to name a few. His reporting experience is as diverse as the communities he covers.

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