2 Oct 2020




Hours before EPA issues permit for ‘fish farm’ off coast of Sarasota County, opponents decry Army Corps of Engineers’ refusal to hold public hearing on permit company needs from it for project

Oct. 14 public hearing set on Charter Review Board’s proposed amendments requiring vetting of citizen-initiated petitions for legal sufficiency and expense

County referendum on Nov. 3 ballot seeks voters’ approval of extending economic development incentives to eligible businesses (FREE)

In County Commission District 1 contest, developers continue to be among Moran’s biggest supporters, while Pienkos lists mostly retirees among his contributors (FREE)

More community outreach planned before County Commission decides on roundabout proposal for intersection of Beach Road and Midnight Pass Road

Public hearing to be scheduled on amendments to Sarasota County Code to help homeowners threatened with loss of property because of shoreline erosion

With residents in opposition to proposal — and contradictions in testimony of petitioner — County Commission votes against new church on Fruitville Road

County CARES Act grant application process streamlined, with County Commission also voting to treat nonprofits same as businesses (FREE)

After failure to achieve success in negotiations with Miami nonprofit, county seeking new affordable housing proposals for 4644 N. Tamiami Trail property

Redevelopment of Siesta Key Beach Resort Hotel and Suites would increase rooms from 55 to 170, preliminary application says

Extra funding from both City of Sarasota and Sarasota County allocated to Myrtle Street improvements

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Elections supervisor urging vote-by-mail ballots be returned without delay

City of Sarasota leaders continuing to encourage public to wear face coverings to prevent spread of COVID-19

Clerk’s Office once again allowing marriages at the courthouse in Sarasota and at Anderson Administration Center in Venice

Lido Key Pavilion murals reflect history of city of Sarasota

Members of the public welcome to participate remotely in October Sarasota City Commission meetings

Property and Evidence Section of Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office wins accreditation