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Month: August 2016

Siesta residents argue against Comprehensive Plan change regarding abandonment of roads on waterfronts

North Beach Road

By Rachel Brown Hackney www.SarasotaNewsLeader.com On July 6, as the Sarasota County Commission held its third public hearing on proposed revisions to its Comprehensive Plan, five members of the public argued against a 4-1 vote the board took on May Read More

SKA calls for County Commission to request an Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Lido Renourishment Project

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com The Siesta Key Association (SKA) has formally requested that the Sarasota County Commission call for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) of the City of Sarasota/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) proposed Lido Renourishment Project. A Read More

County has several years to try to obtain more state funding to help pay for the South Siesta Renourishment Project

SIesta key renourishment project

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com Although Sarasota County staff still has not completed its accounting to arrive at the total expense of the South Siesta Key Renourishment Project — which was completed in late April — staff has the potential Read More