Annexing Anna Maria Island into Bradenton is now part of consolidation study

As part of a bid to dissolve Anna Maria Island's three island cities and absorb roughly $6 billion in taxable property value, Holmes Beach Mayor Judy Titsworth says she's been informed that a possible annexation of the island into the neighboring city of Bradenton will be included in the Anna Maria Island consolidation study being conducted by the Florida Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA).