July 23, 2021 Edition

 


TOP STORIES:

 

City Commission majority opposes outside investigation of Mayor Brody over March 29 tirade at City Hall


Annual 5% increases in county utility rates will need to continue through 2027 fiscal year to pay for upgrades to two other wastewater treatment plants


Following more stakeholder meetings, county staff implementing further changes to speed up permitting process for applicants


Although speakers raise questions about aspects of the plans, new 233-unit development north of Lake Sarasota community wins County Commission approval


Process approved for commercial property owners to request direct access to Legacy Trail


After years of delays, work expected to begin in September on 48-space parking lot on former site of Sarasota Police Department headquarters


With Sarasota County COVID-19 positivity rate up two-thirds in a week, Sarasota Memorial infection control chief urging people to get vaccinated (free)


July 29 Neighborhood Workshop scheduled on Benderson Development plans to add two Pine Shores Estates parcels to Siesta Promenade site


Lakewood Ranch man sentenced to five years in prison after being found guilty of multiple felony counts of practicing as a health care professional without a license


On 4-1 vote, County Commission approves swimming pool and deck beyond Gulf Beach Setback Line at 450 Beach Road on Siesta Key


Siesta Seen


OPINION (free):

 

Cartoon of the Week


Non Sequitur


OTHER NEWS (free):

Photo essay: In praise of trees


‘Pack the Patrol Car’ initiative of Sarasota Police Department underway, with school starting on Aug. 4


Bobby Jones Golf Club nature trails reopen