Mar 29, 2024



Benderson revises proposed Comprehensive Plan amendments crafted to permit high-rise hotels on Siesta

Culverhouse offers to contribute funding to United Way Suncoast for two years to continue 211 helpline

County Commission agrees to pay Ramirez $170,000 and second set of litigants $101,278.20 to wrap up hotel lawsuits filed in 2021

Commissioner Rainford suggests reduction in county millage rate for 2025 fiscal year, given high cost of living

Members of public plead for county to purchase Smith Properties next to Celery Fields, but county’s Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources director says pending development deal forbids any intervention at this point

County leaders awaiting DeSantis’ action on appropriations Legislature approved for three projects, including reopening of Midnight Pass site

March 28 forum to feature candidates for Sarasota City Commission district seats (free)

April 2 City of Sarasota Main Street ‘visioning workshop’ planned at Selby Library

City Commission takes another step with plans for construction of Alderman Multi-Use Recreational Trail connector to Legacy Trail

Suspects sought in March 14 shooting in Newtown that left one person dead

Thanks to City Commission vote this week, three small water mains to be replaced later this year

Trump takes 76.11% of votes cast in Sarasota County Republican Presidential Primary, with Haley in 2nd place

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2023 property taxes due by March 31

With $40 million in federal funding, county launching Resilient SRQ Multifamily Affordable Housing program

Sarasota Memorial named one of ‘America’s Greatest Workplaces for Women’

April 6 Wild About Nature free event to be hosted by Conservation Foundation at its Bay Preserve headquarters in Osprey

Three individuals associated with Children First recognized by Region IV Head Start Association

Registration open for Conservation Foundation’s Eco Explorers Summer Camp

Conservation Foundation connecting protected lands for people and nature

County’s Public Works Department unveils all-electric landscaping initiative