May 31, 2024


Preliminary property values climb once again, with Sarasota County’s uptick put at close to 10%

Pavement preservation program expected to help Sarasota County staff contend with increased expenses for road resurfacing

Siesta Key resurfacing projects set to get underway early next week

With yet another shooting reported in north Sarasota, police chief releases statement to reassure the public

At Commissioner Smith’s suggestion, county staff to explore use of County Code variance to construct Siesta Village restroom (free)

Florida Division of Emergency Management encouraging Floridians to buy disaster preparedness items during sales tax holiday from June 1 through June 14 (free)

Capt. Kiner of Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office recognized as graduate of Florida Sheriffs Association Commanders Academy (free)



County Transit staff exploring extension of Siesta trolley route to downtown Sarasota

Rainford calls for reducing county’s overall millage rate in 2025 fiscal year

Commissioner Smith fails to win colleagues’ support for motion directing county staff to work toward potential implementation of short-term vacation rental registration program

Implementation of Diverging Diamond Interchange involving I-75 and Clark Road to begin on June 1

On 4-1 vote, Sarasota City commissioners approve $36.9-million contract with architect to design new performing arts hall

28-year-old Sarasota man charged in shooting that resulted in one death and injuries to 4 others

Port Charlotte man arrested in connection with North Jetty Park shootings on May 19

Passing boater spots body of swimmer who had been missing off Turtle Beach (free)

Chief of EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Branch appointed to Sarasota County’s Environmentally Sensitive Lands Oversight Committee

Passenger traffic continues to climb at SRQ Airport

Two teens arrested in connection with May 16 shooting near Booker High School in Sarasota

Sarasota County Fleet Services recognized among 100 Best Fleets in the Americas

Reported house fire on north Siesta Key proves to be no emergency after all

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Sheriff’s Office warning the public about ‘uptick in the frequency of warrant and juror scams’

June 5 evening reception to feature naming of Best in Show honoree in Conservation Foundation’s Community Art Show

City and county offices and facilities to be closed for Memorial Day, May 27

Sarasota Police Department completes latest High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) program

Kids’ Summer Beach Runs to be held again in June and July at Siesta and Brohard beaches