25 Oct 2019



Individual public speakers to get 5 minutes each when City Commission begins addressing Selby Gardens master plan on Oct. 28

After receiving only two proposals for redistricting assistance, Sarasota County staff approved the cheaper one, citing consultant’s ‘previous experience and condensed timeframe’

On Nov. 6, County Commission to discuss draft staff report that includes development options for Quads property next to Celery Fields

After debate over implications, city commissioners agree to direct staff to draft resolution of support for the Sarasota Orchestra to try to find a new city home

With City Commission having approved updated agreement with Army Corps of Engineers, federal agency says it is on target for advertising new Lido Renourishment Project bid package in December

Higher Sarasota County wastewater capacity fee to go into effect for new connections in January 2020 for first time since 2004

Second District Court of Appeal agrees to oral arguments in Cosentino’s North Beach Road lawsuit

Proposed bipartisan federal legislation calling for carbon fees on fossil fuels wins majority of Sarasota city commissioners’ support

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Orange Avenue intersection closures expected week of Oct. 21 as utility project gets underway at 21st Street

On Oct. 26, Sarasota Police Department partnering with DEA and Wal-Mart to allow public to dispose of expired and unwanted prescription medications

Lane closures to be expected with work getting underway this week on Coon Key Multi-Use Recreational Trail between downtown and St. Armands

Circus Park Playground renovations to begin on Nov. 12 in Payne Park

Road to Independence Foundation, with focus on bettering lives of those in foster care, to hold inaugural fundraiser on Oct. 26 at Fox Lea Farm

Parking not permitted in medians along John Ringling Boulevard on approach to St. Armands