8 Apr 2022




With 3-2 vote, City Commission approves agreement with Van Wezel Foundation for new Sarasota Performing Arts Center

County commissioners commit $25 million of federal American Rescue Plan Act money to construction of close to 700 affordable housing units countywide

By end of this month, Sarasota city manager says he will decide how to proceed with hiring new police chief

With COVID-19 positivity rate ticking up in Sarasota County, people should be prepared for potential of another COVID-19 surge, Sarasota Memorial’s infectious disease specialist says (free)

County staff directed to draft amendment to land-use regulations to allow for voluntary demolition and reconstruction of condominium complexes found to have serious structural problems

New ordinance banning sitting or lying on City of Sarasota sidewalks wins unanimous City Commission approval on first reading

On May 10, County Commission scheduled to discuss request for four-way stop signs on Ocean Boulevard on northern end of Siesta Village

Selby Gardens receives city permit to proceed with vertical construction of Phase One of its master plan

Following arguments on county’s ‘Motion to Dismiss’ Siesta Key hotels lawsuit, parties awaiting Circuit Court judge’s decision

City Commission formally OK’s Bay Park Improvement Board decision to put $1.6 million from Bay Park tax-increment financing district into trust fund

All but one county revenue source exceeded total expected for 2021 fiscal year, County Commission learns

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Application period open for Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s Leadership Institute

Goodman named new manager of Sarasota County Historical Resources Division

FDOT reminding motorists about Move Over Law

Conservation Foundation hosting Sarasota Nature Printers exhibit through June 24 at Bay Preserve