14 Aug 2020




Criminal justice changes implemented in pandemic keeping jail numbers lower and raising question about need for Early Release Program County Commission has agreed to fund

In Republican race for District 5 County Commission seat, Cutsinger has more than twice the total of contributions as Hanks

‘Bed tax’ revenue drop in June only about 12%

Aug. 19 special meeting of Sarasota City Commission to address employee complaints about racial discrimination and hostile work environment

County staff proceeding this month with Code Enforcement case against Siesta Key homeowner whose illegal removal of trees on county right of way has been documented through survey

With positions having been laid out by the parties, Siesta Key Association, City of Sarasota and Lido Key Residents Association awaiting Appeal Court’s decision on request for oral arguments in Big Pass case

At Ziegler’s suggestion, County Commission may revise its fireworks ordinance to bring it in line with new state law regarding three holidays

In considering rezoning proposal for Beach Road property, Planning Commission members hear about ‘unintended consequences’ of 2018 creation of county’s Unified Development Code

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Sarasota County Fire Department continues to have highest number of employees among county staff testing positive for COVID-19

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Supervisor of elections announces temporary polling place changes for Aug. 18 Primary Election Day

Car Caravan Rally planned for 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, to urge School Board to implement remote instruction only when classes begin late this month

Sarasota Memorial Hospital earns perfect 10 in ‘U.S. News’ study, making it one of just 37 ‘standout’ hospitals

Visit Sarasota County ‘Big Pass’ program offers deals at area businesses

City of Sarasota receives national award for historic preservation efforts

Sarasota County earns American Public Works Association accreditation