4 Sep 2020




Thanks to unanimous County Commission vote, up to 5,800 eligible Sarasota County School District students will be able to connect to internet for remote learning

Planning Commission chair airs frustrations about virtual meeting technology, with staff calling for no in-person sessions through September

County Commission offers no immediate support for Visit Sarasota County funding request to produce videos showing hoteliers’ COVID-19 safety protocols in effort to secure meetings and sports events bookings

FDOT launches second survey as it continues work on Fruitville Road Corridor Vision Plan

County stormwater ordinance revision and rate changes to be pursued to help pay for more projects to reduce flooding and improve water quality

With new revenue figures coming in higher than anticipated, and certain expenditures remaining on hold, county staff offers positive outlook for 2021 fiscal year

Focused on speed, County Commission majority directs staff to continue negotiations with team proposing Fruitville Road site for new Medical Examiner’s Office

Lido Beach renourishment about one-third complete as of late last week, with sand placement expected to wrap up by late October

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Photo essay: Florida’s Alps

Registration open for 15th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop, hosted by UF/IFAS staff in Sarasota County

Jury trials resuming this month in Sarasota County

Jacaranda Library to be closed Sept. 5-27

Parks and Recreation District in city of Sarasota seeking two full-time employees

Knight Trail Park Rifle and Pistol Range reopened after temporary closing related to COVID-19 issue

City and county administrative offices to close for observance of Labor Day, Sept. 7

Sarasota Police Department wins FDOT award for commitment to pedestrian and bicycle safety