5 Jun 2020




County administrative staff authorized to negotiate with Miami firm interested in building mixed-use development with affordable housing on county land at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Tuttle Avenue

Former federal prosecutor who backed redistricting lawsuit against Sarasota County pays court costs County Commission agreed to pursue

Sarasota City staff to discuss with Salvation Army representatives the potential purchase of 10th Street property, where homeless shelter stands

Parking lot plan approved for parcel at 6647 S. Midnight Pass Road, but commissioners indicate openness to leasing it to businesses for employee use

Sarasota city commissioners make clear their desire to retain ownership of ‘Unconditional Surrender’ and seek Public Art Committee’s recommendations on its storage during roundabout construction

Army Corps of Engineers working on seagrass mitigation initiative necessary to fulfill state permit requirement for Lido Key Renourishment Project

University of Florida’s Innovation Station program wins another $1.2 million in County Commission grant funds

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Libraries to reopen on modified basis on June 15; county playgrounds again to be available for use on June 13

Certain Sarasota County building and inspection fees to be cut 25% from June 22 through Sept. 30 to aid businesses in recovery from COVID-19 shutdown

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Bobby Jones Golf Club to be site of June 11 blood drive

Sarasota County residents can continue receiving discount on flood insurance

Weekend street closures expanded in downtown Sarasota to help local restaurants with economic recovery during pandemic

Community Compost sites re-open in three parks within city of Sarasota

SMH-Venice reaches halfway point in construction of new hospital for South County