January 24, 2020 Edition

 


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Sarasota County seeking dismissal of redistricting lawsuit, contending complaint does not prove new map was ‘racially motivated’


SANCA conveys structures at Benderson Park to Sarasota County in conjunction with approval of new operating agreement


Number of tourists coming to the county leveling off, indicating need for higher marketing investment, consultant tells Tourist Development Council


Former County Commissioner Thaxton snubbed again in appointments to Planning Commission


St. Armands, Lido residents plead with City Commission to handle problems resulting from ‘hotel houses’


After two years of refining concept for gateway sign to downtown Sarasota, Downtown Improvement District fails to win City Commission support


Tourists’ attendance at county arts and cultural programs up to 61% mark in 2019 fiscal year, more than double the national benchmark


‘Bed tax’ revenue climbs again in November 2019


County seeks formal dismissal of litigation over Cosentino’s Charter amendments


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Voter registration deadline nearing for March 17 presidential primary


City of Sarasota staff working with FDOT to try to alleviate heavy traffic congestion related to roundabout work near downtown Sarasota


EPA reminding the public to pre-register to offer comments at Jan. 28 hearing on proposed ‘fish farm’ off county coastline


Pedicab rides on Legacy Trail to be offered by Friends of the Osprey Junction Trailhead starting Jan. 30


Study underway to provide details about materials collected through City of Sarasota’s single-stream recycling program