I am a lifelong resident of Manatee County. I grew up near Rubonia. I went to Palm View School in 1965-69. There was flooding back then.
Everybody (county commissioners) agrees there are problems out there. No community center; no Mardi Gras.
Only broken promises. No more meetings. Fix it!
If all the taxpayers in Rubonia quit paying their taxes, maybe that would get the county's attention!
Of course, there is always the "easy" way: Rename the town Rubonia Ranch!