Presentation

fgcuDr. Sandra Kauanui, Florida Gulf Coast University’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, announced they are conducting a fundraising effort in order to build a new Center on campus to support this important program.  The Center is currently housed off-campus in the Emergent Technologies Institute.  They have been given a commitment of $4 million to be matched by the community.

There are only three such Centers such as this in the country.  One of the examples of this program is there are currently 75 student-run businesses in the area generating over $2 million in revenue.  These students are not leaving the community, which is one of the goals of this program.

Dr. Kauanui will be traveling to Israel with Governor Ron DeSantis in a future trade mission to work on joint ventures.

Ordinance No. 2019-22 Second Reading and Pubic Hearing

Council voted to adopt this ordinance which pertains to appeals from the Planning & Zoning Board and Design Review Board. This ordinance allows an appeal by the Council or Village Manager of decisions made by the two Boards and states Council may take jurisdiction of Board decisions within a 30-day timeframe.

Action Items

Contract renewal for the code enforcement Special Magistrate