19 Nov 2021




March 8, 2022 referendum planned to try to overturn Single-Member Districts voting system

Consultant’s redistricting map chosen for implementation in Sarasota County

New county Planning and Development Services facility planned on one of the ‘Quads’ next to the Celery Fields

Pine Shores Estates residents urged to return Siesta Promenade traffic-calming ballots as soon as possible, as result of clarification of counting criteria from Sarasota County staff

Neal wins County Commission approval for off-site signage directing drivers to communities with at least 2,000 homes

County Administration Center in downtown Sarasota to be sold to Benderson Development for $25 million

Office of County Attorney authorized to file lawsuits against guarantors of Small Business Resiliency Loans that have not been repaid

FWC reporting 17 manatee deaths in Sarasota County so far this year

Chair of Conservation Foundation of Gulf Coast appointed to county’s Environmentally Sensitive Lands Oversight Committee

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Sandy Claws Beach Run set for Dec. 11 on Siesta Key

Sand-sculpting winners declared during 11th annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic 

Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota ranked among America’s 50 Top Heart Hospitals

Accessibility survey offered to public to assist City of Sarasota staff in updating ADA transition plan

Selby Gardens’ Lights in Bloom® up for national recognition by ‘USA Today’

City of Sarasota administrative offices, facilities to be closed for Thanksgiving observance; garbage collection delayed by one day for Thursday and Friday customers

Fitch and S&P Global assign AA+ ratings to Sarasota County’s outstanding utility system bonds