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Casey Key couple wins Class II Emergency Variance to stabilize deteriorating cabana on the beach while they seek permanent solution to the situation

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    It took just under 24 minutes on June 12 for the Sarasota County Commission to grant a Class II Emergency Variance to a Casey Key couple so they could stabilize a cabana at risk Read More

Public and developers should work to reach common ground on issues, such as environmental protection, Commissioner Moran tells SKA members

Mike Moran

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com One of Sarasota County’s newest commissioners has encouraged members of the public interested in protecting the environment and promoting positive growth in the community to work with developers to reach common ground. Commissioner Michael Moran Read More

County staff’s failure to comply with direction for inlet management strategy leads to board concerns about revising policy

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com Sarasota County never completed a beach and inlet management strategy — including an assessment of the nature and extent of coastal erosion and monitoring of the effectiveness of beach restoration initiatives — in spite of Read More

Sarasota County does not have enough hurricane shelters, the County Commission learns June 16, 2016

by Rachel Brown Hackney www.SarasotaNewsLeader.com Emergency Management staff continues to seek out potential locations, including private property Sarasota County does not have a sufficient number of hurricane shelters to handle all the people who might have to evacuate their homes Read More

County and city agree to meetings to fill in gaps of information pointed out in a peer review of the Lido Renourishment Project

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com At the end of almost three-and-a-half hours of discussion and public comments regarding the proposed renourishment of 1.6 miles of south Lido Key with sand from Big Sarasota Pass, Sarasota County Commission Chair Al Maio Read More

Siesta Isles’ appeal over tree removal leads to ordinance and procedural changes

The same day the County Commission approves the measures, it also awards the neighborhood group another $10,000 through the Neighborhood Grant Program By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com The Sarasota County Commission has amended its Tree Ordinance to prevent a recipient Read More