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County residents save about $7 million a year on cost of flood insurance, thanks to county participation in federal program

By Rachel Brown HackneySarasotaNewsLeader.com Thanks to Sarasota County’s voluntary participation in an initiative offered through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), Sarasota County property owners save $7 million a year on the cost of flood insurance. That was the good Read More

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

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

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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