2 Jul 2021




During July 6 meeting, Sarasota city commissioners to discuss possibility of investigation into mayor’s March 29 tirade at City Hall

Sept. 2 set as date for Planning Commission to conduct public hearing on Kompothecras’ proposed hotel and parking garage on Siesta Key

July 1 property value report shows increases for all local government bodies, compared to June 1 figures

Development with 270 dwelling units, three commercial buildings and clubhouse, north of Bee Ridge Road and east of I-75, wins county Planning Commission approval

Saba Sands files new construction plans for four-unit condominium complex at 636 Beach Road on Siesta Key, in wake of private property rights proceeding

With COVID-19 Delta variant raising new concerns, Sarasota Memorial Hospital epidemiologist discusses importance of vaccinations (free)

Early Case Resolution Program on hold because of loss of attorneys in Public Defender’s Office

Importance of renewing Sarasota County’s penny sales tax program the focus of presentation to Siesta Chamber members

Siesta residents maintain that water body south of Kompothecras’ proposed hotel site on Old Stickney Point Road is wetlands, but state, county classifications differ

Elevated levels of red tide on South County beaches prompt Health Department to post public advisories (free)

Sarasota Police Department advising the public to avoid the area around the Sarasota Fairgrounds on July 3, in advance of the scheduled Trump rally (free)

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OTHER NEWS (free):

City and county administrative offices closed for Fourth of July holiday

Children First to receive $165,000 from United Way Suncoast for Early Head Start and Head Start efforts

Clerks of court no longer required to identify and designate information as confidential in circuit court, county civil and small claims court documents