May 29, 2020 Edition

 


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Preliminary property tax values generally up less than in 2019, with Longboat Key showing decrease


Number of homeless individuals in Sarasota County down 40.5% since 2016, latest report shows


‘Get us out of this building,’ county commissioners tell staff, providing direction for pursuit of new administration center in Sarasota 


Ziegler joins Moran in voicing worries about dedicating close to $100 million in county property tax revenue to The Bay, given economic downturn brought on by novel coronavirus pandemic


Re-routing of Lorraine Road as north/south connector east of I-75 wins unanimous County Commission OK


Proposal for accelerating timeline for next county Surtax Program referendum dies for lack of consensus


Last-minute donations pour in to complete campaign to preserve Orange Hammock Ranch from development


Dangers of rip currents emphasized in aftermath of child’s drowning at Siesta Public Beach


Given inflation and higher construction costs, county staff proposes increasing road resurfacing allocation from $10 million to $13 million per year


Legacy Trail Pompano Avenue Trailhead features detailed in design contract amendment that wins County Commission approval


CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE (free):

 

Summer camp details announced by Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources director


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Cartoon of the Day


OTHER NEWS (free):

Photo essay: Minor miracles


Online interactive survey available for State Road 780/Fruitville Road Corridor Vision Plan


Bobby Jones Golf Club nature trails remain open to the public for exercise and bird watching


Candidate qualifying period for City of Sarasota elections opens June 8


City of Sarasota advisory board meetings getting underway again


Fertilizer restricted season begins on June 1 for Sarasota County residents


Sarasota County Extension launching free outdoor exploration program for youth at home