19 Feb 2021




Delay in consultant’s completion of analysis of areas specified for future county residential development could stall processing of other Comprehensive Plan amendments, County Commission learns

Online accommodations platforms generating ever higher Tourist Development Tax collections in county

Mayor Brody revives potential of Payne Park for new Sarasota Orchestra venue

Owner of 636 Beach Road property on Siesta Key revises proposal for new condominium complex, with hearing rescheduled for Feb. 22 on his state complaint against the County Commission

With no recommendations from consulting team working on Siesta Promenade project, Pine Shores Estates residents offer ideas about neighborhood traffic calming measures

Winter storms affect second-dose COVID-19 vaccine appointments in Sarasota County (free)

20-year-old Sarasota woman charged with DUI after driving wrong way on I-75 and colliding with deputy’s marked patrol vehicle

Engineering consulting firm to work with City of Sarasota staff on steps to improve quality of city’s drinking water

Water quality ‘Playbook’ released by Gulf Coast Community Foundation in effort to improve environmental health of region’s waterways (free)

‘Bed tax’ revenue takes steeper dive in December 2020 than in November 2020

Even with pandemic having begun during Spring Training, Baltimore Orioles generated more than $49 million in economic impact on Sarasota County in 2020

Usher named director of county’s Solid Waste Department, as of Feb. 13

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Capt. Rex Troche named new deputy chief of Sarasota Police Department

SRQ Airport’s passenger traffic for January up 6% over December figure

Sarasota County’s 2021 One Book selection tells story of Bertha Honore Palmer’s role in county’s history

City of Sarasota launches Breezy Pass for easier, contactless garage parking payments

Sarasota County named one of Best Commuter Workplaces for 2021

Members of public invited to become ‘energy coaches’ through county program