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Month: September 2018

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

As Ramirez seeks rehearing in civil case, Waechter’s attorney points to fact that she could have accepted $500 settlement instead of facing prospect of almost $40,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com Siesta Key resident Lourdes Ramirez has filed a motion for a rehearing after a 12th Judicial Circuit Court judge in August dismissed the remainder of a civil case Ramirez filed several years ago against Robert Read More