12 Feb 2021




After County Commission votes unanimously to ask governor for more COVID-19 vaccination doses, governor announces pop-up clinic in Venice and increases supplies for county Health Department

Petitions filed by Siesta Key resident seek to halt FDOT plans to install traffic signal at Avenue B and C intersection on Stickney Point Road

Arts and Cultural Alliance/Artspace offer for affordable housing development at 4644 N. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota the top choice for county commissioners out of six proposals

Resolution asserting County Commission’s desire to craft its own regulations on recreational marijuana use — if drug becomes legal in state — wins approval on 4-1 vote

Numerous deficiencies cited by Sarasota County staff in application for eight-story, 170-room hotel proposed on edge of Siesta Village

Kansas City firm hired to oversee conversion of Bee Ridge Water Reclamation Facility to Advanced Wastewater status

Bay Street incident remains under investigation with suspect having killed himself after shooting woman, dog

Voicing frustrations about limitations on his ability to engage with constituents in his district, Commissioner Ziegler leads renewal of County Commission criticism of Single-Member Districts

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Federal order requires face coverings on all Sarasota County Area Transit services

County and City of Sarasota to observe Presidents Day holiday, but no changes planned for garbage, recycling and yard waste collections

Sheriff’s Office to host inaugural, virtual career fair on Wednesday, Feb. 17

Through May, Sarasota Police Department continuing High Visibility Enforcement Program to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety

City of Sarasota to host free, Feb. 18 webinar on title assistance for homeowners

First Step of Sarasota receives $4-million grant to become Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic