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Third emergency variance issued in the past year to stabilize a structure on Casey Key Road property threatened by shoreline erosion

By Rachel Brown HackneySarasotaNewsLeader.com For the third time in less than a year, the Sarasota County Commission has agreed to issue a Coastal Setback Class II Emergency Variance to property owners on Casey Key dealing with severe erosion. With no Read More

Author of book on Siesta Key talks of his research regarding the importance of Big Pass as protection for the island

By Rachel Brown HackneySarasotaNewsLeader.com As the Siesta Key Association (SKA) continues to wage a battle in the 12th Judicial Circuit Court to try to prevent the dredging of Big Sarasota Pass, the value of preserving the pass in its virgin Read More

Illegal short-term rental fine up to $5,000 wins County Commission’s unanimous approval

By Rachel Brown HackneySarasotaNewsLeader.com First they listened to two Siesta Key residents talk about the travails of living near homes rented continually to visitors. Then the Sarasota County commissioners voted unanimously on Feb. 26 to approve imposition of a fine Read More

Variety of ideas given to staff to research as County Commission continues focus on easing traffic congestion and parking problems related to Siesta Public Beach

By Rachel Brown HackneySarasotaNewsLeader.com With more than 1,000 comments having been submitted online, plus emails and the remarks of 14 speakers, the Sarasota County Commission has asked staff to follow up on a number of ideas that potentially could ameliorate Read More