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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

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

November 22, 2017 | Comments (0)

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 2 (SOSS2) and the Florida Wildlife Federation (FWF) to prove their contention that the U.S. […]

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Parking and traffic complaints aired at SKA meeting

Parking and traffic complaints aired at SKA meeting

November 21, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney   Parking at Siesta Public Beach, traffic congestion and concerns about crime were the focus of questions directed at Deputy Chris McGregor of the Sheriff’s Office during the November Siesta Key Association (SKA) meeting. SKA Director Gene Kusekoski kicked off the comments, noting that drivers often are reluctant to stop for […]

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If you care about Siesta Key - Donate Now

If you care about Siesta Key – Donate Now

November 21, 2017 | Comments (0)

   Siesta Key Association continues its legal dispute with the Army Corp and the City of Sarasota. SKA's goal is twofold; protect Siesta Key, S. Lido Key, Bay Island and Bird Key from potential wave damage and protect the Big Pass sand bars which have formed. This is now a major Sarasota County water recreation […]

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Siesta Key Round Up

Siesta Key Round Up

November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com Condo Council Meeting The Siesta Key Condo Council will hold a meeting on November 14 at 3:30 PM at Siesta Key Chapel 4615 Gleason Ave. The Topic is Hurricane Irma and Insurance: • Flood vs Wind Driven Rain Hazard • FEMA Factors: Zones, Cost, Trends, Status • Association vs Owner: […]

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A letter sent out by SKA

A letter sent out by SKA

September 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

To Our Valued Siesta Key Association Members and residents of Siesta Key   You may have learned in local news that the Administrative Hearing of our Challenge to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (FDEP) Notice of Intent to issue a Permit to Dredge Big Pass, which was scheduled for the last two weeks of […]

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Paid Parking

Paid Parking

September 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Siesta Key Association launches another survey    On Aug. 4, the SKA emailed its latest survey to members. This one is in response to a July 11 County Commission discussion regarding the potential for charging people to park at Siesta Public Beach. Commissioners indicated a keen interest in using the resulting revenue to boost mass […]

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North Beach Road

Differing viewpoints provided to SKA audience regarding North Beach Road vacation

September 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com   The Sarasota County commissioners did not have information about previous discussions of staff and their predecessors regarding potential repairs to North Beach Road when they voted 4-1 last year to vacate a 357-foot segment of it, a supporter of Reopen Beach Road told about 65 people attending the Aug. […]

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An everybody issue

An everybody issue

August 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney                 During the July SKA meeting, audience members voiced frustration that insufficient public attention is being paid to the potential dredging of Big Pass to renourish about 1.6 miles of South Lido Key.                 One man told the directors it was his first time attending an SKA meeting, and he was […]

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On the Other Side of the Issue

On the Other Side of the Issue

August 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

As an Aug. 22 appeal hearing approaches, Bob Luckner, a longtime pipeline engineer, represents the community as he studies the technical nuisances of a controversial project. By Roger Drouin Bob Luckner has forty-five years of experience as an engineer, specializing in permitting and project management, since graduating from Virginia Tech with a Ph.D. in Engineering […]

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Siesta Key Association Members Overwhelmingly Support SKA’s Positions on Major Issues

July 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Siesta Key Association recently surveyed its members to get their feedback on SKA’s positions regarding the major issues SKA has been addressing in recent months. The survey addressed the Big Pass dredging proposal, Siesta Promenade, the potential hotel proposal, SKA’s Bicycle Safety Initiative, the County’s decision to vacate a portion of Beach Road and the […]

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lido beach renourishment

Judge puts Siesta Key Association challenge of Lido Renourishment Project on hold until after administrative hearing process has concluded, but city plans to withdraw from FDEP application

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com A 12th Judicial Circuit Court judge ruled in late April that it was premature for the Siesta Key Association (SKA) to seek a court remedy for what it alleges is a City of Sarasota violation of Sarasota County’s Comprehensive Plan related to the city’s proposal to dredge Big Sarasota Pass […]

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siesta key trolley

Siesta Key Association survey on trolley service underscores popularity of the free program

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com The free Siesta Key Breeze trolley service launched on March 20 continues to win rave reviews — a fact reinforced when the Siesta Key Association (SKA) announced the results of a survey it sent to more than 1,000 of its members. “[W]e have achieved over a 30% response — quite […]

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