1 Oct 2021




Redrawing of County Commission districts planned before end of year

Plurality of county residents responding to 2021 Citizen Opinion Survey expresses support for Single-Member Districts voting method for County Commission seats

Chair of Sarasota County Legislative Delegation and Florida House member who represents Siesta Key indicate reservations about incorporation initiative

Population growth combined with new development proves top stressor for county residents as shown in 2021 Citizen Opinion Survey

With new concern about size of restaurant proposed in one hotel, plus shock at county staff’s recent interpretation of street setbacks, Siesta Chamber tweaks proposed ‘boutique hotel’ zoning amendments

County Commission unanimously authorizes negotiations with Benderson Development for sale of downtown Sarasota Administration Center

Oct. 7 public celebration planned to mark official opening of Segments 1 and 2 of North Extension of Legacy Trail

Red tide’s return necessitates warnings once again at most county beaches

COVID-19 cases continuing to mark downward trend (free)

31-year-old who reported giving homeless man money allegedly beaten by four men after he tried to stop them from hassling the homeless person

Pipeline problem results in about 2,500 gallons of fully treated, reclaimed water spilling onto Jacaranda West Country Club golf course and into pond

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‘Make Thee an Ark’ to put focus on Florida 300 years in the future, in wake of climate change

Library Foundation purchases two more AWE Early Learning Stations for county libraries

Property Appraiser and Tax Collector offices to reopen in North Port City Hall on Oct. 5

Children First recognized among top employers once again in Sarasota and Manatee counties