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

May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

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 — who was sworn in on Nov. 22, 2016 — told about 80 people during […]

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Food trucks finally get relaxed regulations

December 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com With changes having been made at their request in October, the Sarasota County commissioners on Nov. 8 unanimously approved a revised food truck ordinance that will eliminate restrictions between the mobile units and between the trucks and brick-and-mortar restaurants. Christina Walsh, director of activism and coalitions for the Institute for […]

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County Commission to vote on local mangrove ordinance

County Commission to vote on local mangrove ordinance

October 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

The shift in jurisdiction would take effect Nov. 1 if approved By Roger Drouin Sarasota County is continuing to pursue a change that would transfer jurisdiction from the state to the county in matters of mangrove trimming and monitoring throughout the unincorporated county, including Siesta Key. The county has been pursuing local jurisdiction since 2001, said […]

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

August 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

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 the call for such an undertaking to be completed by 2015, a member of the […]

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

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

July 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

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 in advance of a storm strike, the County Commission has learned. The matter arose during […]

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Palms May be Tops with Tourists, but not all Locals Agree

Palms May be Tops with Tourists, but not all Locals Agree

May 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Robert Frederickson “I think that I shall never see A poem as lovely as a tree…”                      -Joyce Kilmer   With all due respect to Mr. Kilmer, some Siesta Key residents might add this caveat to that sentiment: It depends on the tree. Despite generally positive reviews from those attending opening ceremonies earlier this year […]

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

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

April 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

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 summed up board direction on March 23. Speaking to Laird Wreford, the county’s manager of […]

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

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

March 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

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 of any county Neighborhood Grant Initiative Program award from being stopped in its tracks in […]

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