4 Oct 2019



Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport has annual economic impact of close to $2 billion, Airport Authority CEO tells Tourist Development Council

Formal search for new City of Sarasota auditor and clerk to be on City Commission’s Oct. 7 agenda

Environmental analysis indicates preferred route for Legacy Trail connector to North Port would parallel I-75 and then run perpendicular to interstate before reaching West Price Boulevard

Completion of swap of Siesta roads to county expected in September 2020 under latest FDOT draft terms

With new information calling into question validity of data used in County Commission redistricting process, survey responses on initiative jump more than 300 in final few days

Savings of about $140,000 a year expected as Sarasota County plans to establish in-house operation to manage traffic in real time

Oct. 7 hearing in North Beach Road lawsuit to include arguments against jury trial sought by Siesta resident Mike Cosentino

County’s 2020 fiscal year budget wins final approval

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Commentary: Local environmental groups’ ‘Sick of Sewage’ campaign resolves lawsuit against Sarasota County

OTHER NEWS (free):

‘Radium Girls’ named One Book, One Community selection for Sarasota County for 2020

Local planning for sea level rise and climate change to be topic of CONA meeting on Oct. 11

Public meeting set for Oct. 10 to provide details about improvements for Englewood Sports Complex and park

Howl-O-Ween Movie Night Spooktacular planned at Ed Smith Stadium on Oct. 12