28 Feb 2020




County staff authorized to proceed with initial investigation into whether site of Central Energy Plant in downtown Sarasota could be used for 200-bed secured treatment center operated by Sheriff’s Office

Longboat commissioners plead with county commissioners to intercede for them with City of Sarasota leaders to mitigate traffic congestion

Cosentino loses final count in case involving County Commission’s vacation of North Beach Road

Requests for affordable housing project proposals to be issued for county-owned parcel near Sarasota High

Tourist Development Council members endorse county’s $20-million commitment to Mote Marine’s aquarium project, but call for agreement provisions to assist Visit Sarasota County in marketing efforts

Camera system planned on Lido and Siesta buildings to enable Army Corps of Engineers to collect long-term data on wave conditions and shoreline changes

Condominiums continue to make up largest portion of tourist rental accommodations in the county, with houses in second place

663,000-gallon spill of reclaimed water contained in stormwater retention pond, county staff reports

Second set of bonds approved for Legacy Trail projects

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FEMA to host open houses on Flood Risk Map changes

Annual Tour de Parks Bike Ride Set for Sunday, March 22, as fundraiser for The Legacy Trail

Wiggins, Bing of county’s Transportation Planning Division win honors from SunCoast Branch of American Society of Engineers