October 23 & 30, 2020 Edition

 


FALL DOUBLE ISSUE


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Hiring of consultant authorized to help Sarasota County staff work on design of planned 200-bed jail diversion facility in downtown Sarasota


Funding mechanism for the Bay Park on Sarasota waterfront wins full City Commission support


With unanimous vote, City Commission directs staff to stop using weed killers with glyphosate in city parks


County Commission approves amendments to Coastal Setback Code to allow shoreline hardening measures to protect homes


Bundles from developers add up in Detert’s re-election campaign for County Commission District 3 seat (FREE)


Construction of two groins on South Lido Key Beach expected to get underway in December, after completion of sand placement


At request of Commissioner Maio, county board to hear periodic public updates about purchases of land for preservation and new parks


Commissioner Detert fails in bid to deny Manasota Key homeowner’s request for pool and deck seaward of Gulf Beach Setback Line


County Administrator Lewis wins plaudits once again during evaluation and earns 3% pay raise


Reduced Sarasota County building permit fees to remain in effect through end of year (FREE)


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OTHER NEWS (free):

Grogg named director of Sarasota County Area Transit


Ringling Boulevard redesign proposed to offer better protection for bicyclists and better connection to Legacy Trail’s North Extension


Sarasota County Clerk of Court’s Office once again accepting passport applications, by appointment


Siesta Fiesta scheduled for Oct. 24 and 25


USF School of Hospitality and Tourism Management to offer free certificate program to help businesses ‘navigate the COVID-19 pandemic’


Benderson Park to launch Fiesta! Fridays on Oct. 23