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Evacuation and water quality top Longboat Key's legislative priorities

Longboat also supports state funding for beach nourishment.

Improving evacuation routes for barrier island residents and water quality concerns – with an emphasis on red tide - have been moved up the Longboat Key commissioners 2019 legislative priorities list.

These priorities will be presented later this month to the Sarasota and Manatee county delegations for the upcoming 2019 Legislative session in Tallahassee.

The priorities, developed by Town Manager Tom Harmer, Town Attorney Maggie Mooney and David Ramba, the town’s Tallahassee-based lobbyist, emphasize Longboat Key’s needs, wants and concerns going into the new year.

“These are based on recommendations from our lobbyist,” Harmer said.