28 Jun 2019



Citing concerns about changing development policies for eastern Sarasota County, Planning Commission recommends County Commission stop initiative to reduce density near Fruitville/Verna roads intersection

Affordable housing workshop to be scheduled for County Commission with the goal of finally determining how to facilitate projects

County garbage and recycling assessments to rise over three years to cover increasing expenses, with 17% jump planned in 2020 fiscal year

Court grants Benderson Development another delay in answering lawsuit over Siesta Promenade

Advocates for protection of floodplains and environmentally sensitive lands seek change in Sarasota County guidelines for new developments east of I-75

Before imposing a special tax on Casey Key homeowners to pay for measures to stabilize road and water line, commissioners call for more public outreach

With new snowy plover nest on Siesta — and lack of success for earlier nests — Audubon Bird Monitoring Program coordinator trying to spread word that fireworks and dogs will make birds abandon eggs

Parties in North Beach Road vacation and Cosentino Charter amendments cases seeking to consolidate litigation, with potential for trial this fall

State grant to pay for hurricane-hardening measures at Taylor Ranch Elementary School in Venice, so it can serve as shelter

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Kurt Hoffman announces his candidacy for Sarasota County sheriff

Legacy Trail Extension kick-off celebration set for June 28

Selby Gardens announces Smithsonian affiliation

Section of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way to be closed as of June 24 for railroad crossing replacement project

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe invited again to perform at National Black Theatre Festival

Siesta Key Association inviting volunteers to assist in Liberty Litter Cleanup on July 5

City administrative offices to be closed on July Fourth

Sarasota County Fire Department receives American Heart Association award for third year in a row