27 Aug 2021




Spitzer hired again to assist with analysis of Sarasota County Commission districts on basis of new Census data, with redistricting potential built into contract

In spite of opposition from Siesta Key residents, Planning Commission majority endorses Calle Miramar hotel project for Siesta Village

A Realtor, a CPA and an Air Force veteran appointed to county’s Planning Commission

Following testimony by Gulf & Bay Club Association director, county commissioners ask staff to tweak facets of new ‘incidental sign’ ordinance

‘Vaccines work,’ county Health Officer stresses to Venice City Council during COVID update (free)

Sarasota Police chief announces retirement after only about seven months in the position, citing unexpected health concerns

25-year-old Sarasota man charged with multiple counts following head-on collision on Siesta Key

Temporary Use Permit program County Commission authorized for outdoor dining and other business purposes extended until Jan. 2, 2022

Radauskas wins new term on Board of Zoning Appeals

About 200 gallons of sewage spill onto Ocean Boulevard and into Siesta Village ditch

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OTHER NEWS (free):

City of Sarasota’s Charter Review Committee inviting public comments for Aug. 30 meeting

In September, new bill payment options to be available for Sarasota County utilities customers

Library Foundation for Sarasota County purchases 400 MakeDo To-Go Kits, thanks to receipt of $10,000 grant

Sarasota Police Department participating in ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign through Labor Day

Sheriff’s Office’s Human Resources Bureau director graduates from Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute’s Executive Leadership Seminar

COVID-19 vaccination clinics to be offered to the public on Aug. 28 and Aug. 29