16 Apr 2021




City of Sarasota prevails in Siesta Key Association appeal regarding removal of sand from Big Pass to renourish Lido Key Beach

Maio seeks quick County Code change to prevent future delays of hearings regarding proposed Comprehensive Plan amendments, referencing March 23 situation involving Hi Hat Ranch

Red tide algae found in greater concentration this week in Sarasota County, with respiratory irritation reported at Siesta Beach

EPA’s Region 4 office in Atlanta given until June 1 to provide status report on Ocean Era proposal for ‘fish farm’ off Sarasota County coastline

‘Bed tax’ revenue down about 20% in February, compared to amount collected in February 2020

Fire Department has multiple options for dealing with traffic congestion in the county, fire chief explains

Two nearby beach communities and Monroe County have short-term vacation rental regulations that could be considered as basis for new Sarasota County laws, staff says in report to commission

Groundbreaking held for new Fire Station 9 on Bee Ridge Road, along with ribbon cutting for new fuel facility on the same site

With City and County of Sarasota commissioners reviving years-old discussions, downtown Sarasota bus station site potentially could go back to city

Cosentino maintains during oral arguments in Appeal Court case that County Commission’s North Beach Road vacation violated Sarasota County policy

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Cartoon of the Week

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Guest Column: Prepare now for hurricane season

OTHER NEWS (free):

Photo essay: Thoughts for Earth Day 2021

Educational sculpture to be unveiled at Siesta Public Beach on April 17

With sea turtle nesting season approaching, Sarasota County staff urging public to ‘keep light out of sight’

Children First recognized as one of top 50 nonprofits to work for nationwide

Gulf Coast Community Foundation recognized as one of ‘Best Nonprofits to Work For’ in U.S. for second consecutive year