24 May 2019



On unanimous vote, County Commission agrees it should redraw district maps this year

Payne Park will not be new home for the Sarasota Orchestra, City Commission decides in 4-1 vote

Letter to county seeking collaboration on tax increment financing proposal for The Bay wins City Commission approval on 4-1 vote

Roundabout construction at U.S. 41 and Fruitville Road could get underway as early as July

County Commission cuts SANCA’s 10-year funding request to three and emphasizes need for better outreach to the public

Seagrass mitigation agreement between City of Sarasota and Manatee County removed from May 20 agenda after U.S. Army Corps of Engineers asks for modifications

Three county commissioners agree that more money will have to be allocated to road-resurfacing program in coming years to maintain policy on overall conditions

Mobile apps finally available for Siesta Key trolley

Given expense of county’s participation in Regional Traffic Management Center in Bradenton and minimal benefits, county commissioners talk of withdrawing

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Lemon Avenue Streetscape Project to get underway on May 28 with closure of Lemon/Main intersection

City of Sarasota to host Memorial Day Parade on May 27

Tow-away zones and street closures to be enforced for Memorial Day Parade in downtown Sarasota on May 27, Police Department announces

Water main project at intersection of Orange Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way to begin on May 28

County and City of Sarasota administrative offices and other facilities to be closed on Memorial Day, May 27

Patterson Foundation offering up to $5 million in new funding for The Bay, with initial contribution of $2 million for Phase 1 initiatives