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

Politics

Luncheon Will Recognize Sister Cities Leaders

The Sister Cities Association of Sarasota is honoring mayors that have been instrumental in leading Sarasota's relationship with its eight sister cities.

03/06/2019 By Staff

Environment

City to Begin Rolling Out New Single-Stream Recycling Service

The City of Sarasota will soon begin delivering new recycling carts for residents as it launches its single-stream collection service.

03/01/2019 By Staff

Fitness

New Outdoor Gym Opens Saturday

The City of Sarasota is opening a new outdoor fitness gym at Arlington Park & Aquatic Complex.

02/21/2019 By Staff

Planning

Four Sarasota Neighborhoods Designated 'Opportunity Zones'

A federal program provides tax advantages for individuals and corporations that invest in the zones.

02/18/2019 By Staff

Planning

Community Meeting Set for Upcoming Construction at Orange Avenue and MLK Way

The project, part of the City’s ongoing water main replacement program to enhance the reliability and safety of the system, is scheduled to begin in the spring.

02/07/2019 By Staff

Environment

City Staff to Offer Update on 100 Percent Renewable Energy Pledge

Sarasota's sustainability department will offer an update on the city's "Ready for 100" plan on Wednesday, Jan. 23.

01/16/2019 By Staff

Planning

City Conducting Online Survey on Top Local Issues

The survey covers issues such as parks programs, sustainability, growth and development.

01/07/2019 By Staff

Planning

New Nonprofit Will Work with City to Oversee Bayfront Redevelopment

The Sarasota Bayfront Planning Organization is transitioning into a new organization, The Bay Conservancy.

12/13/2018 By Staff

Environment

Grant Will Help Nonprofits Save Money Through Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Sarasota County, the City of Sarasota, the Gulf Coast Community Foundation and the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation recently secured a $150,000 matching grant for the project.

11/09/2018 By Staff