3 Jul 2020




Court of Appeal rules for Sarasota County in Siesta Promenade case, but offers no written opinion

Save Our Siesta Sand 2 files for Temporary Restraining Order to prevent dredging of Big Pass until federal judge rules on complaint nonprofit filed in 2019

July 9 groundbreaking expected for North Extension of Legacy Trail, with Facebook Live event planned

Call volume up 233% for Tax Collector’s Office as staff deals with challenges of COVID-19

Final property tax values improve a bit from preliminary June 1 figures required by state



County Commission unanimously approves statement encouraging people to wear face coverings when social distancing not possible

Face mask ordinance in effect in city of Sarasota as of 12:01 a.m. July 1

Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Office already has set record for number of vote-by-mail requests for elections this year

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Poll workers needed for 2020 elections

‘Pack in and pack out’ at all Sarasota County beaches over holiday weekend, county staff urges

Use of fireworks prohibited in unincorporated Sarasota County without a permit, Sheriff’s Office advises

Supervisor of elections offers vote-by-mail option for 2020 primary and general elections

Sarasota Memorial Hospital named among 100 Top Hospitals in the United States

City of Sarasota administrative offices closed for Fourth of July holiday; county also announces schedule changes