1 Apr 2022




Rumble controversy prompts Sarasota County commissioners to agree to in-depth debate on county’s economic incentive grants

On 4-1 vote, Sarasota city commissioners agree to keep current form of government, instead of asking voters to decide on electing mayor for four years

Ignoring public pleas, county commissioners decline to direct staff to conduct more public outreach before authorizing the processing of a change in the 2050 Plan to facilitate Lakewood Ranch expansion

Siesta Chamber’s boutique hotel proposal for county land-use regulations put on hold by county commissioners while lawsuits underway

Owners and developer of Calle Miramar hotel on Siesta Key ask 12th Judicial Circuit Court to move up Ramirez’s trial date

For fifth fiscal year in a row, hotels and motels generated biggest percentage of county ‘bed tax’ revenue, annual report shows

Sheriff’s Office deputy arrested for allegedly using social media app to send explicit photo of himself to 16-year-old female

52-year-old homeless man charged in Feb. 25 homicide in Sarasota, with evidence potentially linking him to second city murder, interim police chief says

New parking lot at 6647 S. Midnight Pass Road on Siesta Key leased to Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce for business employee parking

COVID-19 transmission level classified as ‘Low’ in county, CDC says, but positivity rate climbed from 2.94% to 3.59% from March 21 to March 31 (free)

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Sarasota County’s Solid Waste Department seeking public comments on its garbage, recycling and yard waste collections

Sarasota Memorial earns Gallup’s Exceptional Workplace Award for 2021

Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Department wins three awards for outstanding achievement in parks and recreation

Children First among five human service agencies honored in Sarasota County with 2022 Change Agent Philanthropic Award

Conservation Foundation of Gulf Coast protects critical Florida panther habitat