6 Sep 2019


With three county commissioners having been scheduled to talk by phone, one-on-one, with redistricting consultant, county staff plans to present proposed new district maps on Sept. 11

Almost 76 million gallons of reclaimed water spilled from county’s Bee Ridge wastewater treatment facility storage pond between Aug. 15 and early Sept. 5

Mental Health Care Special District potential to be researched by county staff, at commission’s behest

County commissioners get bump in salary to $87,930

Civil citations for possession of less than 20 grams of recreational marijuana to go into effect in City of Sarasota in 90 days

Commissioner Brody opposes $9-million Osprey Avenue utility project, citing concerns about negative effects on businesses of two-year schedule

Cosentino allegations about former county attorney and a lawyer in private practice, plus second public speaker’s criticism of business people, prompt County Commission talk of amending Rules of Procedure

Extra funding from City of Sarasota beach renourishment account to cover expense of additional sand for emergency Lido renourishment project

Detert casts lone ‘No’ vote on Coastal Setback Variance requested by Siesta Key couple for pool and paver deck

Atkins announces a new bid for District 1 County Commission seat

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More workshops scheduled for public to learn about ongoing process to update county flood zone data

Benefits and economic impacts of historic districts and designations to be focus of Sept. 13 CONA meeting

Smart Traffic website recommended by city manager for drivers seeking the best routes to their destinations

New chief nursing officer and assistant chief nursing officer named at Doctors Hospital