9 Apr 2021




County Commission deletes section of County Code that allowed as few as 20 registered voters to submit publicly initiated Comprehensive Plan amendments

Fourth hotel, with 100 rooms, proposed on Siesta Key property where Wells Fargo bank operated

$13 million in federal emergency rental assistance to be available to Sarasota County households affected by the COVID-19 pandemic (free)

With approval of ‘Mobility on Demand’ contractor for Sarasota County Area Transit, new service operations expected in four initial zones starting in early June

County commissioners pare list of proposed amendments to county’s land-use and zoning regulations through series of votes, so staff can proceed with formal review

Walk-up opportunities offered April 9 and 10 for COVID-19 vaccinations at Sarasota Square Mall clinic (free)

First North Extension segment of Legacy Trail expected to open in mid-summer

Florida Division of Administrative Hearings returns Avenue B and C stoplight challenge to FDOT jurisdiction

Piccone, Cooper reappointed to county’s Public Facilities Financing Advisory Board

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Sheriff’s Office to host April 27 job fair to recruit 911 operators for Emergency Operations Bureau

Foundations and couple partner to pay past-due county utility bills for 32 families

Treatment offered at Sarasota Memorial Hospital shows promising results in COVID-19 cases

Coastal Wildlife Club members remove marine debris before sea turtle nesting season begins