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!
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Of course, there is always the "easy" way: Rename the town Rubonia Ranch!