11 Mar 2022





57% of county voters support keeping Single-Member Districts voting method for county commissioners

Sarasota city attorney to work with city manager and Police Department to craft simpler version of Sound Ordinance for City Commission review

New Sarasota County staff report requested on voluntary demolition and reconstruction of condominium complexes that do not meet current building code standards

With roughly 76,000 people counted on Siesta Beach just between lifeguard stands the first week of March, Sheriff’s Office focused on education and enforcement (free)

City commissioners formally accept report of Charter Review Committee, with special, daylong meeting set for March 28 to review recommendations

County’s COVID-19 positivity rate down to 5.75% as of seven-day average through March 10, CDC says (free)

After hours of debate, Sarasota city commissioners ask staff to craft further revisions to tree ordinance

Ziegler raises potential of county’s acquiring property for a public beach on northern Siesta Key

FDEP awards $487,000 grant to City of Sarasota for wetlands project on Bobby Jones Golf Club property

$10.5 million approved for partial funding of county’s new Planning and Development Services building on Northwest Quad

Atkins North America awarded about $148,000 more to modify design of roundabout planned at intersection of Beach Road and Midnight Pass Road on Siesta Key

One word tweaked in bond question for November General Election referendum related to county’s penny sales tax program

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Mark Morris Dance Group performances highlight gifts of company’s founder

Sarasota Memorial makes Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals 2022 list

Sarasota arts organizations announce less restrictive audience protocols for #SafeArtsSarasota

Start of Daylight Saving Time a reminder to replace batteries in smoke alarms, weather radios

Public survey designed to seek comments on rebranding of City of Sarasota’s logo and seal

Robert L. Taylor Complex to host special K.O.P.S. Spring Break Event on March 16

Demings and three candidates for governor to be speakers during Sarasota County Democratic Party’s annual Kennedy-King Dinner

Gulf Coast Community Foundation presents ‘A Place in the Sun’ at Art Center Sarasota

Manatee Community Foundation awards $10,000 grant to Conservation Foundation for youth programming