The Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Palmetto, Florida (CRA) is a dependent special district of the City. Its public purpose is the reduction and/or elimination of slum and blight within its area. The CRA registered agent is Presiding Officer Shirley Groover Bryant (City of Palmetto Mayor). The CRA fiscal year begins on October 1st and ends on September 30th.
Created on November 4th,1985 through City Ordinance 259 by the City of Palmetto, the CRA provides financial assistance to the City to create public projects. It also encourages the redevelopment of commercial properties and rental housing. The CRA distributes these opportunities to the public through public festivals and events.