April 19, 2019 Edition


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Circuit Court judge denies City of Sarasota motion to dismiss Siesta Key Association petition in Big Pass case


Audit by county’s Office of Inspector General identifies multiple problems with economic incentives program


The Bay agreement with nonprofit conservancy wins unanimous City Commission approval


City Commission majority shoots down staff proposals for major traffic changes on Fruitville Road


‘Bed tax’ revenue finally returns to positive territory


Save Our Siesta Sand 2 preparing for review of thousands of Army Corps of Engineers documents as next step in lawsuit to try to stop dredging of Big Pass


With urging from nonprofit SURE, City Commission agrees to direct staff to research information related to funding sources for affordable housing


Issuance of $19 million in bonds approved to pay for Sheriff’s Office’s new fleet facility in Nokomis


Siesta homeowners on Tenacity Lane win After-the-Fact Coastal Setback Variance for paver patio constructed without county authorization


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Photo essay: In pursuit of pitcher plants


Sarasota County to host Water Quality Summit on June 5


Community Canopy program underway again in City of Sarasota, with trees offered for free to the public


City of Sarasota to host Earth Day Festival on April 22


Big Truck Day to roll back into Nathan Benderson Park on April 20


Sarasota County Legacy Trail bonds earn AAA credit rating from Fitch, S&P


Sarasota County School District receives Mid-Size District of the Year Award from the University of Cambridge


City of Sarasota receives $28,300 grant for educational materials on climate change in region