14 Jan 2022




Conservation easement over Bobby Jones Golf Club and contract for restoration of Donald Ross course win City Commission approval

Siesta Key annexation discussion to be conducted during Jan. 18 City Commission meeting

Allocation for Sarasota County affordable housing initiatives increased from $5 million to $25 million, out of $84.2 million from federal American Rescue Plan Act

County staff to research potential changes to zoning regulations to allow voluntary demolition of deteriorating, decades-old condominium complexes and reconstruction of them with same number of units

‘Bed tax’ revenue up almost 60% in November 2021, compared to same month in 2020

County COVID-19 positivity rate up to 31.95% as of Jan. 13, CDC reports, with new cases jumping 82% from previous week’s total (free)

Attorney for south Siesta resident argues in appeal court brief that judicial precedent makes clear that his client should be allowed to challenge FDOT decision to allow installation of stoplight at Avenue B and C

Sarasota County will need access to more drinking water by 2030 to meet anticipated customer demand, utilities director reports

With City Commissioner Brody having raised the topic, city staff directed to explore options for dog parks with shoreline availability

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Woodring appointed chief deputy of Sheriff’s Office

Rockin’ Reader program of Sarasota County School District seeking more volunteers to work with kindergarten students

Bicyclist killed in collision with vehicle near intersection of 16th Street and U.S. 41 in city of Sarasota

Supervisor of elections invites scholarship applications for college juniors and seniors

City and County of Sarasota offices and facilities to be closed on Monday, Jan. 17 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day