Flagged budget items by Manatee County commissioners

Flagged budget items by Manatee County commissioners at a glance

12 Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputies: $1,371,227

19th ambulance for North Manatee County: $944,355

Manatee County Area Transit Lakewood Ranch service development: $534,687

Myakka paramedic engine staffing: $490,298

Manatee County Area Transit Route 3 service expansion: $272,441

Regional Traffic Management Center extended coverage for fiscal 2017: $266,335

Emergency Communications Center dispatchers: $189,899

Transit maintenance operations expansion: $174,454

Two children's services positions: $98,245

Expanded security for county parks: $75,000

Urban watershed in Parks and Natural Resources Department: $75,000

Human resources data analyst: $72,684

Expanded supervised release in county probation: $52,893

Parks education/volunteer specialist: $52,188

Veterans services position: $51,630

Case management/billing software program for county attorney: $40,000

Additional 663 units of Drug Court counseling: $36,000

Pool heaters and gas line for G.T. Bray dive well: $28,000

Stream gauging: $19,845

Regional Traffic Management Center traveler information website for fiscal 2017: $10,000

Marquee at East Bradenton Pool: $6,000

Cortez Beach lifeguards: Costs unknown

Flagged items: $5,071,523 and 58 positions.