4 Feb 2022




Brody files this week as Democratic candidate for County Commission District 2 seat held by Ziegler

City attorney asked to report on potential amendment to strengthen Sarasota City Charter provisions to deal with misconduct of commissioners or mayor

Friends of Legacy Trail presents $250,000 donation to County Commission for work on Legacy Trail

Deaths of COVID-19 patients continue to climb at Sarasota Memorial Hospital campuses, with 40 more recorded from Jan. 20 to Feb. 3 (free)

Sarasota County seeking state certification for designation as ‘high tourism impact county,’ which would allow it to charge a 6% ‘bed tax’

Attorneys for Siesta resident fighting Calle Miramar hotel project point to state law in contending that property owner and developer should not be allowed to intervene in the case

Once again, Sen. Gruters seeking change in state law to allow local governments to ban smoking on public beaches and in public parks

County staff to process a number of proposed amendments to land-use and zoning regulations including ones regarding expansion of districts where guest houses can be built and stipulations for accessory structure design

Two people charged after shooting at North Washington Boulevard business results in man’s death

County’s millage rate remains second-lowest in state

OPINION (free):


Cartoon of the Week

Editorial: Vote NO on County Commission’s repeal of Single-Member Districts

OTHER NEWS (free):

Bobby Jones Golf Club Nature Trails closed to public as of Feb. 1 for golf course renovation to get underway

Vote-by-mail option available to all Sarasota County voters for March 8 election

Couples invited to say, ‘I do’ again in Sarasota County’s Feb. 14 vow renewal ceremony on two area beaches

Sarasota Studio Artists Association launched, with Open Studio Tours planned second Saturday of each month

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe wins approval for $50,000 grant out of American Rescue Plan funding