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On the November Ballot: Would Single Member Commission Districts Benefit County Voters?

On the November Ballot: Would Single Member Commission Districts Benefit County Voters? By Robert Frederickson A proposed Sarasota County charter amendment set to appear on the upcoming November ballot could give Siesta Key a greater voice on the County Commission. Or Read More

Sarasota County voters will decide on Nov. 6 whether commission-proposed changes to citizen-initiated petition drives for Charter amendments become law

By Rachel Brown Hackney All eight speakers during an Aug. 29 public hearing argued against changes the Sarasota County Commission has proposed for the section of the county Charter that governs citizen-initiated petition drives. Nonetheless — with the addition of Read More

Traffic remains primary focal point for public anger directed at Siesta Promenade proposal

By Rachel Brown Hackney As the Sarasota County Planning Commission and County Commission prepare for public hearings on Siesta Promenade, the potential for the mixed-use development to exacerbate traffic congestion continues to be the primary focus of public consternation. The Read More

Judge issues final order to dismiss Mike Cosentino’s lawsuit against Sarasota County over North Beach Road vacation

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com A 12th Judicial Circuit Court judge has dismissed the last part of a lawsuit against Sarasota County that Siesta Key resident Michael Cosentino originally filed in June 2016. In that complaint — which Cosentino amended Read More