Environment

City Commission Offers Support for Renewable Energy Pledge

The Sarasota City Commission this week unanimously authorized a proposal to join the Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 campaign to transition to 100 percent renewable energy sources.

06/09/2017 By staff

Politics

Two New City Commissioners to Be Sworn in Monday

Sarasota voters elected Hagen Brody and Jennifer Ahearn-Koch to the City Commission on Tuesday.

05/10/2017 By staff

Politics

City Commission Election Day Is Tuesday

The top two vote-getters among the final three candidates, Jennifer Ahearn-Koch, Hagen Brody and Martin Hyde, will earn a seat on the commission.

05/05/2017 By staff

Politics

Early Voting in City Commission Race Begins

The top two vote-getters among the final three candidates, Jennifer Ahearn-Koch, Hagen Brody and Martin Hyde, will earn a seat on the commission.

04/28/2017 By staff

Politics

City Commission Candidates Forum Is Thursday

On Thursday, April 20, the Downtown Sarasota Condo Association is hosting a forum with the three remaining Sarasota City Commission candidates: Jennifer Ahearn-Koch, Hagen Brody and Martin Hyde.

04/18/2017 By staff

Politics

City Commission Runoff Debate Is April 17

The Sarasota Tiger Bay Club is holding a panel discussion with the three remaining Sarasota City Commission candidates: Jennifer Ahearn-Koch, Hagen Brody and Martin Hyde.

04/06/2017 By staff

Planning

Downtown Sarasota Forum Concentrates on 'Optimal Living'

The Downtown Sarasota Condo Association is hosting a "forum on optimal living" with several representatives from local government, business groups, nonprofits and more.

04/05/2017 By staff

Politics

Ranked Choice Voting Reforms to Be Discussed April 9

The Election Reform Committee of Sarasota's Peace Education and Action Center is hosting an educational meeting about ranked choice voting, a system that allows voters to rank multiple preferred candidates in local elections.

03/31/2017 By staff

Transportation

City Launches Free Downtown Shuttle Service

The City of Sarasota is launching a new free downtown shuttle service, i-Ride, on Wednesday, March 29.

03/28/2017 By staff

Politics

City Commission Vote-By-Mail Ballots Start Going Out

In the first round of voting, Jennifer Ahearn-Koch earned 21.2 percent of the vote, Hagen Brody won 19.6 percent and Martin Hyde received 14.6 percent.

03/24/2017 By staff

Planning

City Shares Video Preview of New St. Armands Parking Garage

The City of Sarasota on Wednesday posted to Twitter a three-dimensional video rendering of the new parking garage planned for St. Armands Circle.

03/15/2017 By staff

Politics

Early Voting in Sarasota City Commission Race Ends Saturday

Early voting in the Sarasota City Commission race runs 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Saturday, March 11.

03/09/2017 By staff

Politics

Citizens Group Posts Video of City Commission Forum

STOP!, a citizens’ group advocating changes to Sarasota’s zoning code and project approval process, recently posted full video of its City Commission candidates' forum on YouTube.

03/07/2017 By staff

Politics

Citizens' Group Hosts City Commission Forum Feb. 27

STOP!, a newish citizens group advocating changes to Sarasota’s zoning code and project approval process, will host a forum for Sarasota City Commission candidates on Monday, Feb. 27.

02/20/2017 By staff

Education

New Business Development Classes Start Jan. 31

The SunTrust Foundation, Wells Fargo, Sarasota County, the City of Sarasota, CareerSource Suncoast and Manasota SCORE are partnering to offer a new series of Introduction to Business Development classes.

01/25/2017 By staff

Planning

City Approves Quay Redevelopment Proposal

The Sarasota City Commission voted Monday to approve a development agreement for 695 residential units, 175 hotel rooms, 38,972 square feet of office space and 189,050 square feet of commercial space at the former site of the Sarasota Quay.

12/06/2016 By staff

Openings

Community Job Fair Takes Place Thursday

The City of Sarasota, Keiser University's Sarasota campus and CareerSource Suncoast are partnering to host a community job fair from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17.

11/11/2016 By staff

Meter Madness

A Brief History of Downtown Sarasota Parking Meters

Sarasota's had an on-again, off-again love affair with downtown parking meters.

10/26/2016 By Susan Wallach

Planning

City Commission OKs Downtown Parking Meter Plan

The Sarasota City Commission voted Tuesday to move forward with a paid parking plan proposed by city staffers.

09/08/2016 Research by staff

Planning

City Commission to Discuss Parking Meters Tuesday

City staffers have proposed adding 458 metered parking spaces in the 'downtown/judicial area,' approximately 11 percent of all public parking spaces there.

09/02/2016 Research by staff