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Sarasota mayor convinces majority of City Commission to keep Big Pass dredging ‘insurance policy’

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By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    Sarasota Mayor Shelli Freeland Eddie convinced the majority of her colleagues in mid-January to keep $2.5 million set aside as an “insurance policy” in the event the proposed dredging of Big Sarasota Pass were Read More

Judge agrees with City of Sarasota and Lido Key Residents Association in dispute over order of presentations and burden of proof in administrative law hearing

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com   About six weeks before the hearing was set to begin in the case, a Florida administrative law judge ruled that it would be up to the Siesta Key Association (SKA), Save Our Siesta Sand Read More

Significant increases in wave energy striking Siesta and Bird keys to be expected if Army Corps of Engineers allowed to proceed with Big Pass dredging plan, SKA leaders say

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By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com           The Siesta Key Association (SKA) has unveiled one of the key arguments it intends to make against the dredging alternative upon which the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has settled for the proposed Read More

Administrative law judge sets August hearing dates for petitions opposing FDEP’s intent to issue permit for dredging of Big Pass

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com A Florida administrative law judge has denied a motion by the Siesta Key Association (SKA) and three Siesta Key residents to delay an administrative hearing on petitions they and two other organizations filed in January. Read More