Local Government Law Insights

Economic Incentives Can Spur Redevelopment

Economic incentives are available from local governments in various forms to help spur development and redevelopment throughout the Gulf Coast area.   Such incentives have played key roles in a variety of projects including the extensive renovation of the historic Manatee River Hotel (now a Hampton Inn) in downtown Bradenton and the creation of the IT […]

Blalock Walters Reappointed as City Attorney for the City of Palmetto

Blalock Walters, P.A. has been reappointed as City Attorney for the City of Palmetto. Mark Barnebey and Scott Rudacille, who are both Florida Bar Board Certified in City, County and Local Government Law, are the principal attorneys serving the City, having served in this capacity for the past four years. “It has been a pleasure […]

Street Vacation Obtained to Help Secure Manatee High School Campus

Mark Barnebey, as attorney for the School Board of Manatee County, assisted in obtaining the vacation and closing of a portion of 32nd Street West in Bradenton. A street vacation is sometimes proposed when the benefits of the County or City controlling this area of a street (or vacant right-of-way) are outweighed by the benefits […]

Mark Barnebey Receives Prestigious Ralph A. Marsicano Award

Congratulations to Mark Barnebey as the 2012 recipient of the prestigious “Ralph A. Marsicano Award”. Mark was presented with the Award at the City, County, and Local Government Law Section Meeting in St. Augustine, Florida. The Ralph A. Marsicano Award honors Marsicano who served Tampa for more than 30 years as an assistant city attorney, […]

Blalock Walters Welcomes Principals Mark Barnebey and Scott Rudacille, Board Certified in City, County and Local Government Law

We are pleased to welcome Principals Mark P. Barnebey and Scott E. Rudacille to the firm. They joined our firm’s Land Use, Local Government, and Real Estate practice areas bringing a wealth of expertise representing clients in all aspects of local government law and the land development approval process. Mark, who is past Chair of […]