Month: March 2019

Third emergency variance issued in the past year to stabilize a structure on Casey Key Road property threatened by shoreline erosion

By Rachel Brown For the third time in less than a year, the Sarasota County Commission has agreed to issue a Coastal Setback Class II Emergency Variance to property owners on Casey Key dealing with severe erosion. With no Read More

Author of book on Siesta Key talks of his research regarding the importance of Big Pass as protection for the island

By Rachel Brown As the Siesta Key Association (SKA) continues to wage a battle in the 12th Judicial Circuit Court to try to prevent the dredging of Big Sarasota Pass, the value of preserving the pass in its virgin Read More

Illegal short-term rental fine up to $5,000 wins County Commission’s unanimous approval

By Rachel Brown First they listened to two Siesta Key residents talk about the travails of living near homes rented continually to visitors. Then the Sarasota County commissioners voted unanimously on Feb. 26 to approve imposition of a fine Read More