15 Apr 2022




After changing timing of April 12 discussion, County Commission votes unanimously to end economic incentive grants for job creation

As FDOT and county staff proceed with plans for roundabout at Midnight Pass Road and Beach Road on Siesta Key, residents continue to voice their opposition

SRQ Airport breaks 1-million passenger mark in first three months of this year

Future of Florida House to be focus of County Commission discussion no later than May, county administrator says

‘Bed tax’ collections for February set new record in Sarasota County, Tax Collector’s Office report shows

April 25 hearing set on parties’ petition to move up trial date in Ramirez case challenging approval of Calle Miramar hotel on Siesta Key

February the first month in Peace River Authority history for water demand to exceed 1 billion gallons

With $35,000 contribution to his District 2 County Commission campaign, Cosentino about $2,800 behind Brody in total funds through March

COVID-19 positivity rate takes 42% jump in Sarasota County over past week, CDC data shows (free)

Arrest made in one weekend shooting in Sarasota while Sheriff’s Office investigates second incident

Jail diversion program at First Step serving more offenders, but commissioner voices concern about recent inmate escape

Person on electric bicycle seriously injured after striking Siesta Key trolley on night of April 7

Extra full-time Property Appraiser’s Office employee approved by County Commission for North Port office to handle increased demand for homestead exemptions

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On April 23, CenterPlace Health to host free health fair at Payne Park in downtown Sarasota

Big Truck Day set for April 23 at CoolToday Park

Sheriff’s Office Mounted Patrol Unit debuts its newest equine member