12 Jun 2020




Maio well outpaces his fellow commissioners in terms of net worth, based on most recent financial disclosure forms filed with the state

Repairs continue on section of North Casey Key Road damaged by Tropical Storm Cristobal

‘Bed tax’ drop in April about 88%, exceeding county financial management staff’s prediction

Even though they opted out of renourishment project, Manasota Key property owners in ‘gap’ section to pay annual assessment for seven years to help cover the county’s expenses, County Commission decides

South Siesta Key shoreline damaged by Hurricane Hermine in 2016 to be restored in late fall 2024 through truck haul of sand from inland mine

Holderness proposes two-story residence, over parking, fully seaward of Siesta Key’s North Beach Road and county’s Gulf Beach Setback Line

Proposed new City of Sarasota zoning text amendment filed for Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

First vacation of county street segment along waterfront approved since Cosentino lawsuit was filed in June 2016 over North Beach Road action

FDEP has begun 15-day formal review of final construction documents for Lido Key Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project

About 15,000 gallons of raw sewage spills into swale and stormwater pond about near Nathan Benderson Park



Slight rise in COVID-19 cases in Sarasota County not a cause for concern, county Health Officer reports

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Doubles tennis to resume in city of Sarasota on June 8, with all playgrounds and basketball courts reopening on Tuesday, June 9

Sarasota Memorial allowing limited visits to patients as public health emergency continues

Knight Trail Park Pistol and Rifle Range reopens

City of Sarasota residents encouraged to fill out online survey as staff works on flood mitigation efforts

On June 17, Health Department to host drive-through COVID-19 testing event at Englewood Sports Complex