10 Apr 2020




Sarasota County makes another attempt to get redistricting lawsuit dismissed, contending lack of evidence that commissioners’ redrawing of district lines was racially motivated

City/county debate over how best to help the homeless during COVID-19 crisis arises again during board meetings this week

10th Street and 14th Street roundabouts on U.S. 41 both expected to be open to drivers by early April 19

Avenida Messina project on Siesta Key designed to improve safety for pedestrians, stop drag racing and prevent illegal parking at Beach Access 2

Circuit Court judge denies Solorzano motion to amend settlement agreement with landlord involving pizza business in Siesta Village

Demolition of Fire Station 13 on Siesta Key could come as early as May, making way for new two-story facility

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$4.3 million in Sarasota County Economic Incentive Fund to go to small businesses in loans up to $25,000

Loss of St. Armands parking meter revenue one point of City of Sarasota budget concern, given bond debt payments for parking garage

COVID-19 case count and deaths continue to climb in Sarasota County

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Sarasota Memorial Hospital joins two national COVID-19 clinical research trials

Gulf Coast Community Foundation and Barancik Foundation award first grants through their COVID-19 Response Initiative

Sarasota County earns AAA general credit rating from both Fitch, S&P

2019 property tax payments to be accepted after April 15 without penalty, Tax Collector’s Office advising