June 21, 2019 Edition


TOP STORIES:

 

Bee Ridge Water Reclamation Facility to be upgraded to advanced wastewater treatment status to significantly reduce amount of nitrogen going into waterways


Part of Big Pass sand borrow area between northernmost Siesta Key and Lido Key eliminated from proposed dredging plans for Lido project


Two Sarasota County libraries to open on Sundays beginning in January 2020, in launch of pilot program


Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections preparing for voter turnout as high as 80% in 2020


Although Sheriff’s Office budget up only about 3% for 2020 fiscal year, issues on horizon will necessitate bigger county investment


City of Sarasota staff proceeding this summer with plans to create new 48-space parking lot on Ringling Boulevard, in collaboration with county


Legacy Trail bonds and rise in property values will mean higher tax bills for Sarasota County residents


City Commission approves mobility fee credit for Quay Sarasota developers on 4-1 vote


Circuit Court judge in Siesta Key Association’s Big Pass case seeking to move up date of summer hearing


After firing attorney, Cosentino wins third extension in Court of Appeal case for filing reply to responses from Sarasota County and intervenors over North Beach Road vacation issues


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OTHER NEWS (free):

Free Friday Fest concerts to resume on June 21


Progress continuing on Lift Station 87


Turf restoration project underway in Five Points Park


Sarasota County’s annual Drinking Water Quality Report available


City of Sarasota announces security screening measures for commission meetings