26 Mar 2021





After Sheriff Hoffman requests help with years-old facilities needs, county commissioners offer multiple suggestions but fail to reach consensus

About 75% of county residents 65 and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, county Health Officer reports (free)

County commissioners ask administrative staff to build extra one-tenth of a mill tax rate into preliminary budget for 2022 fiscal year, which could generate funds for mental health services

Names of three planned Legacy Trail trailheads on North Extension win County Commission approval

Commissioner Ziegler calls for staff research into private beach versus public beach issues, citing complaints raised by Siesta Key residents

SANCA to get less Sarasota County money for this fiscal year and 2022 fiscal year for managing Benderson Park

Developers to pay for two corridor studies related to extension of Lorraine Road from North County to Knights Trail Road

Unanimous support of county’s legislative delegation will be necessary for Siesta incorporation effort to succeed, consultant says

County Commission unanimously accepts Special Magistrate’s recommendation in 636 Beach Road case

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March 31 the payment deadline for 2020 property taxes

15-year-old Sarasota resident arrested in connection with shooting at Sarasota County Fair

Children First announces $1,060,000 matching gift initiative for its 60th anniversary