29 May 2020




Preliminary property tax values generally up less than in 2019, with Longboat Key showing decrease

Number of homeless individuals in Sarasota County down 40.5% since 2016, latest report shows

‘Get us out of this building,’ county commissioners tell staff, providing direction for pursuit of new administration center in Sarasota 

Ziegler joins Moran in voicing worries about dedicating close to $100 million in county property tax revenue to The Bay, given economic downturn brought on by novel coronavirus pandemic

Re-routing of Lorraine Road as north/south connector east of I-75 wins unanimous County Commission OK

Proposal for accelerating timeline for next county Surtax Program referendum dies for lack of consensus

Last-minute donations pour in to complete campaign to preserve Orange Hammock Ranch from development

Dangers of rip currents emphasized in aftermath of child’s drowning at Siesta Public Beach

Given inflation and higher construction costs, county staff proposes increasing road resurfacing allocation from $10 million to $13 million per year

Legacy Trail Pompano Avenue Trailhead features detailed in design contract amendment that wins County Commission approval



Summer camp details announced by Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources director

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Photo essay: Minor miracles

Online interactive survey available for State Road 780/Fruitville Road Corridor Vision Plan

Bobby Jones Golf Club nature trails remain open to the public for exercise and bird watching

Candidate qualifying period for City of Sarasota elections opens June 8

City of Sarasota advisory board meetings getting underway again

Fertilizer restricted season begins on June 1 for Sarasota County residents

Sarasota County Extension launching free outdoor exploration program for youth at home