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Big Pass challenge legal expenses exceed $1.1 million

Big Pass challenge legal expenses exceed $1.1 million

May 29, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney    The City of Sarasota had paid a grand total of $685,953.16 as of May 1 in its fight to dredge Big Pass to renourish part of Lido Key Beach.    As of early April, the Siesta Key Association(SKA) had spent about $223,000 in its efforts to preserve the pass in […]

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Legal bills in Big Pass case approaching the $1 million mark

Legal bills in Big Pass case approaching the $1 million mark

February 27, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    The City of Sarasota and two nonprofit organizations altogether have paid close to $1 million in legal fees as they have wrangled over the proposed dredging of Big Sarasota Pass to renourish a 1.6-mile stretch of South Lido Key Beach.    The city’s legal bills through December 2017 totaled […]

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A doozy of a start to DOAH hearing regarding Sarasota Big Pass

A doozy of a start to DOAH hearing regarding Sarasota Big Pass

January 31, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney    Another topic anticipated for SKA discussion was the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH) proceeding, which began on Dec. 12 in Sarasota and ended up concluding a day early — on Dec. 18 — in Tallahassee.    The proceeding allowed the SKA and Save Our Siesta Sand 2 (SOSS2) to […]

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‘David versus Goliath’ hearing wraps up; Advocates for Sarasota Big Pass expect judge’s decision soon

‘David versus Goliath’ hearing wraps up; Advocates for Sarasota Big Pass expect judge’s decision soon

January 30, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin    Peter van Roekens and coastal scientist Richard Gilmore went out on Big Pass with Captain Paul Oversmith on an evening in late July. They were on the lookout for speckled trout, and they discovered the fish were mating in Big Pass and the juvenile trout were using the seagrass beds.   […]

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Administrative challenges to Big Pass dredging remain on hold while FDEP weighs appropriate response to SKA’s plan to file suit

Administrative challenges to Big Pass dredging remain on hold while FDEP weighs appropriate response to SKA’s plan to file suit

March 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com Administrative challenges the Siesta Key Association (SKA) and Save Our Siesta Sand 2 (SOSS2) filed in response to the state’s plan to issue a permit for the dredging of Big Sarasota Pass remained on hold in late February. That resulted from the SKA’s Jan. 19 filing of notice with the […]

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