Tag: sarasota county

Keeping stormwater as clean as possible a big key to improving overall water quality, Siesta Key Association members hear

By Rachel Brown HackneySarasotaNewsLeader.com In an average year, Sarasota County gets about 53 inches of rain, and on occasion, it all seems to fall “at one time,” the coordinator of Sarasota County’s Neighborhood Environmental Stewardship Team (NEST) told members of Read More

TripAdvisor to remit ‘bed tax’ revenue to Sarasota County in connection with accommodations services provided through its website

By Rachel Brown HackneySarasotaNewsLeader.com The Sarasota County Commission has approved an agreement with TripAdvisor that will allow the Sarasota County Tax Collector’s Office to collect county “bed tax” revenue from owners of accommodations advertised through the website. The unanimous vote Read More

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