July 30, 2021 Edition

 


SUMMER BREAK ISSUE


TOP STORIES:

 

Manatee-Sarasota Business Industry Association seeking to buy Florida House and move it to Northwest Quad


Siesta Key nonprofit contends county planning staff deferring to developers and failing to engage with residents in regard to proposals for four hotel projects


County’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee to offer latest analysis of strategies for County Commission consideration in October


With FDOT having affirmed that traffic light can be installed at Avenue B and C on Stickney Point Road, Siesta resident pursuing appeal with Second District Court of Appeal


County’s COVID-19 positivity rate for period of July 16-22 up to 11.9%, state reports (free)


Siesta Key business and residents organizations pleading for extension of county Temporary Use Permit program implemented during pandemic


City and County commissions agree to participate in ‘global settlement’ over opioid crisis


Tax rate of 0.25 mills necessary for ‘bare bones’ local government operations if Siesta Key becomes incorporated, fiscal analysis finds


Speed humps, a raised crosswalk and a mini roundabout among recommendations for traffic calming in neighborhood next to Siesta Promenade site


Outdoor recreation to be allowed within two areas of University Town Center, per County Commission vote


Red tide bloom producing respiratory irritation at county beaches and killing fish


About 40,000 gallons of sewage spills in two incidents related to air release valves


OPINION (free):

 

Cartoon of the Week


Non Sequitur


OTHER NEWS (free):

‘No Swim’ advisory issued for North Lido Beach


More than $1 million has been disbursed through Sarasota County Emergency Rental Assistance Program


Sarasota Memorial named among America’s ‘Best Employers for Women’


Director of education at High Museum of Art in Atlanta hired as new executive director of Sarasota Art Museum


Sarasota Memorial earns multiple spots on U.S. News’ ‘Best Hospitals’ list


Gulf Coast Community Foundation accreditation renewed for three years