Awards

City of Sarasota Receives National Award for Historic Preservation Efforts

The award recognizes outstanding efforts and achievements by local preservation, historic district, and landmark commissions and boards of architectural review.

08/05/2020 By Staff

Grants

Applications for Small Business Grant Program Due Aug. 7

Eligible small businesses are encouraged to apply for a $5,000 grant as part of the City of Sarasota’s ongoing COVID-19 economic recovery efforts.

07/30/2020 By Staff

Business

City Launches Online, Mobile Options for Building Permits, Inspections

The new services will help customers do business within the city, especially during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

07/09/2020 By Staff

Breaking

City of Sarasota Now Requires Masks in Public

The city received hundreds of phone calls and emails about the proposed ordinance in recent days.

06/29/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker and David Hackett

'This Is An Incredible Time in History'

Sarasota's Mayor Says the Time for Anti-Racist Action Is Now

Jen Ahearn-Koch discusses the protests that have rocked America, how Sarasota city government should respond and whether we need to 'defund the police.'

06/11/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Finance

City, Credit Union to Host Open House, Car Sale

Through the city’s partnership with the credit union, Sarasota residents of all credit levels can qualify for a low-interest vehicle loan through the Reliable Ride initiative.

02/05/2020 By Staff

Finance

City, Credit Union Partner to Provide Residents Access to Financial Services

The services and programs will benefit city residents who are unbanked or underbanked, and underserved.

12/30/2019 By Staff

Thanksgiving

City of Sarasota Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Waste collection schedules will also be affected by the holiday.

11/26/2019 By Staff

Throwing Shade

City Pilot Program Encourages Homeowners to Plant Mature Trees

Trees provide significant benefits including saving energy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, cleaning the air and providing wildlife habitat.

11/21/2019 By Staff

City News

Citizens’ Academy Returns for 2020

The Citizens’ Academy is an opportunity for participants to see how municipal government operates through interactive learning sessions, with different City departments featured each week.

11/17/2019 By Staff

Construction

Orange Avenue Intersection Closures Expected This Week

Drivers are advised to avoid the area if possible.

10/18/2019 By Staff

Green Places

Local Organizations Launch New Sustainability Initiative

Partners for Green Places is a collaborative movement and grant program designed to inspire organizations and nonprofits to implement sustainable measures.

10/16/2019 By Staff

Climb aboard

New Treehouse-Themed Playground at Pioneer Park Unveiled

After a suspicious fire torched the old playground, a new state-of-the-art playground has taken its place.

10/02/2019 By Olivia Epstein

Honor Thy Selfie

Today is #CityHallSelfie Day

For the third year, the City of Sarasota invites employees and residents to take a selfie in front of City Hall or their favorite city park or facility and share it on social media.

08/15/2019 By Staff

Making Waves

Stevie Freeman-Montes Is Determined to Help Sarasota Face Climate Change

“I’m trying to facilitate a process of figuring this out together.”

06/28/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Pedal Pusher

Pedal Pubs Could Be Coming to Sarasota

Brittany Orlando, owner of Sip-N-Cycle Cruises, as well as Jason and Claire Kobza of Birmingham Pedal Tours, attended a Sarasota City Commission meeting on Monday, June 17, to discuss bringing their tours to downtown Sarasota.

06/18/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Discussion

Downtown Sarasota Alliance to Discuss City's Four Qualified Opportunity Zones

Four areas in the City of Sarasota were designated Qualified Opportunity Zones as part of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

04/22/2019 By Staff

Yay, Mullet!

The City of Sarasota Should Ditch the David and Embrace Its Fishy Heritage

We can think of no better representation of the charms of Sarasota than those laid out in the city’s original seal, with the beautiful, flavorful, iconic mullet front and center.

04/03/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Design

New Program Aims to Encourage Historic Preservation in Newtown

Property owners interested in making improvements or restorations to their buildings could be eligible for a portion of $200,000 in funding.

03/27/2019 By Staff

Construction

City Upgrading Wastewater Piping Near Park

The City of Sarasota recently contracted with Halfacre Construction Company to replace wastewater force main piping near Gillespie Park.

03/11/2019 By Staff