20 Dec 2019




Big Pass sand borrow area offshore of Siesta Key eliminated from dredging plans in new Army Corps of Engineers solicitation for bids on Lido project

Judge presiding over County Commission redistricting case appointed to the bench by Trump in 2017, following previous nominations by Bush and Obama

Decision to be made in March on proposal for November 2020 referendum on creation of a Mental Health Care Special District in Sarasota County

Given expense of digital media, Library Advisory Board urges creation of county guidelines for ‘proper handling and storage of books’

Siesta Isles Association wins County Commission approval for all but two requests for traffic calming measures sought to improve safety

County commissioner voices vexation over City of Sarasota’s delay in construction of parking lot on former Sarasota Police Department site

Chair of nonprofit Solutions To Avoid Red Tide tells Siesta Key Association members about initiatives to clean up waterways, including use of ‘mini reefs’

New automated fingerprint system for Sheriff’s Office wins County Commission approval

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Moran elected County Commission chair

Registration open for Gulf Coast Games for Life

Winter Reading Challenge to return to Sarasota County with new goal in January 2020

2020 NEST calendar available, featuring Sarasota County students’ artwork

Holiday schedule changes announced for City and County of Sarasota facilities

St. Armands parking garage wins two merit awards from Florida Parking and Transportation Association

Sheriff’s Office holiday toy drive nets more than 1,450 donations for children in Guardian Ad Litem program

Sarasota County earns 2019 Green Supply Chain Award for third consecutive year