25 Feb 2022




Land swap with Benderson Development wins County Commission support, with new Administration Center to be built on property off Fruitville

Citing high expense for low number of offenders being served by new jail-diversion program, Commissioner Moran gains board support for detailed report on referral process

With 2 other projects added to county list for Surtax IV program funding, if November referendum passes, County Commission scheduled for formal approval of final list on March 8

Siesta resident takes second approach in challenging County Commission approval of hotel on Calle Miramar

Red-light cameras at city intersections to remain in place for another year, after City Commission vote on Feb. 22

With bids having been due on Feb. 18, county staff to review proposals related to construction of new ‘One Stop Center’ for Planning and Development Services

Sheriff’s Office’s 2021 Annual Report offers abundance of statistics documenting public service

County’s COVID-19 positivity rate down about 63% over past week, to 11.92%, CDC reports (free)

Sheriff’s Office investigating Feb. 21 shooting in neighborhood south of Proctor Road in Sarasota

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Supervisor of elections sets early voting dates/times/locations for March 8 elections

Beach University series to begin on March 3 at Siesta Public Beach main pavilion

Public invited to March 4 groundbreaking to kick off restoration and renovations of Bobby Jones Golf Club

Feb. 26 the deadline to request vote-by-mail (absentee) ballot be mailed to a voter

Carlstein promoted to vice president of brand strategy for Gulf Coast Community Foundation