25 Jun 2021




Sheriff’s Office to add 14 positions in 2022 fiscal year, including two deputies on Siesta Key

Roadblocks preventing manufacturing companies from coming to Sarasota County to be focus of staff report

Vote on whether to raise Sarasota County millage rate to help pay for new mental health and substance abuse services put off until July 14

Post-Census work and 2022 elections lead to 19.2% increase in Supervisor of Elections Office budget for 2022 fiscal year

Major revenue sources trending higher than originally expected as County Commission considers budget for 2022 fiscal year

Pleas for protection of plovers on Siesta Key come as July Fourth holiday nears (free)

In response largely to business owners’ complaints, City Commission calls for ordinance forbidding people from obstructing sidewalks by sitting or lying on them

County’s Temporary Use Permit option for outdoor dining, in response to pandemic, to expire June 30

OPINION (free):


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Non Sequitur

OTHER NEWS (free):

On July 6, SCAT to resume collection of fares

‘Celebrate Sarasota’ with July Fourth parade and other festivities, City of Sarasota invites the public

City of Sarasota launches eComments to boost public participation in meetings

New Sarasota County Democratic Caucus organized to target senior voters

Ringling Bridge lights change for Pride Month

Lido Beach named one of best restored beaches in the United States

Sarasota-Charlotte Democratic Progressive Caucus issues statement of support for Jewish community in state of Florida

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport continues to experience ‘substantial growth’ in passenger counts