19 Jul 2019



Benderson Development affiliate wins county approval of earthmoving permit to clear Siesta Promenade site

Concerns about who would be using ‘group living facilities’ at proposed Freedom Ranch in East County cited among reasons for County Commission ‘No’ vote

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to push back deadline for bids to be submitted for Lido Beach Renourishment Project

Third medical marijuana dispensary wins County Commission approval, though board members voice more concerns about potential for locations to sell recreational marijuana if that becomes legal in Florida

As of Sept. 1, City of Sarasota utility customer rates going up 3.5% to help pay for estimated $298.5 million in water and wastewater improvements

‘Bed tax’ revenue continues to climb

City Commission sets Parks and Recreation District millage rate at zero, setting up $7.2 million transfer to that district for next fiscal year

Condo by the Bay residents voice displeasure with redesign of Phase 1 of The Bay

Seagrass mitigation plan with Manatee County wins City Commission’s unanimous approval

38 arts and cultural organizations win grants for productions designed to promote tourism in county

Siesta Isles Association board requesting numerous traffic changes to improve safety for residents

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Photo essay: Wildflowers all year

Sheriff’s Office participating in program that rewards youngsters who undertake random acts of kindness

Tree care to be focus of county Neighborhood University class on July 25