19 Jun 2020




Sarasota nonprofit implores Public Art Committee to recommend City Commission keep ‘Unconditional Surrender’ off the bayfront after roundabout completed

With new districts and new voting method in effect, County Commission races set for August Primary and November General Election

Detert takes in nearly twice as much money as her County Commission opponent through end of May

Sheriff’s Office creates campaign in response to national outrage over death of George Floyd

Siesta Key Association cites details missing from FDEP’s Lido Key Renourishment Project documents, urging hold on Big Pass dredging until all information has been submitted to the state

City of Sarasota staff directed to research body cameras for at least Police Department Patrol Division members

With more federal funding in hand, County Commission modifies agreement with Salvation Army for services to the homeless

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City commissioners agree to tweak in small business grant program to allow 28 other applicants to be eligible

$25,000 in City of Sarasota funds to be allocated to murals program, with money to come out of Economic Development and Public Art funds

Short-term vacation rental plan for Sarasota County revised to include restrictions on people traveling from ‘hot spot’ areas

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Damaged section of Casey Key Road once again open to traffic in both lanes

City of Sarasota reopens buildings as staff works with public on by-appointment-only basis

UF/IFAS Extension office reopens at Twin Lakes Park

Prescribed burns to take place in Deer Prairie Creek Preserve and Schewe Tract

Sarasota Military Academy students win Sarasota Film Festival’s inaugural ‘Comedy Appreciation’ award

Four Sarasota County commissioners earn recognition for work during 2020 Florida Legislature’s session