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Siesta Key Resident Takes Legal Action Against Sarasota County

Lourdes Ramirez is challenging the county's decision to vote in favor of a hotel project that lifts the cap on density limitations outlined in the comprehensive plan.

12/01/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Siesta Key Hotels

Another Siesta Key Hotel Project Moves Forward

The seven-story, 120-room hotel on Old Stickney Point Road from 1-800-ASK-GARY founder Gary Kompothecras will also include a separate five-story parking garage.

11/03/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Siesta key hotels

Eight-Story Siesta Key Hotel Moves Forward

Sarasota County commissioners voted in favor of increasing height and density limits to accommodate the 170-room hotel project. Plus, an update on the three other proposed hotel projects.

10/28/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Urban Sprawl

Hi Hat Ranch Density Changes OK'd by County Commissioners

Despite opposition from the public, county commissioners voted unanimously to adopt an amendment allowing up to six times more density on 10,000 acres of land.

09/09/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Affordable Housing

Joint Affordable Housing Advisory Committee Makes Recommendations

They include modifying impact fee requirements and allowing flexibility in densities.

08/31/2021 By Staff

Politics

Sarasota County Commission Indicates It Will End Citizen-Initiated Reviews of Land Use

The citizen-initiated process allows a group of 20 voters to petition the county to initiate a comprehensive plan amendment.

03/09/2021 By Staff

Government

Sarasota County Commissioners Name Chair, Vice-Chair

Alan Maio, District 4, will serve as chair and Christian Ziegler, District 2, as vice-chair.

12/11/2020 By Staff

Government

Moran Chosen as 2020 Sarasota County Commission Chair

Alan Maio will serve as vice-chair.

12/13/2019 By Staff

Science

Mote Project Wins County Commission Approval

The Sarasota County Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved a series of agreements with Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium for its new Science Education Aquarium.

01/30/2019 By Staff

Politics

County Commissioner to Outline Top Priorities for 2019

Mike Moran will speak at a Sarasota Republican Club dinner that runs 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17.

01/02/2019 By Staff

Politics

Forum Focuses on 'Single Member Districts' for Sarasota County Commission

The proposal would allow voters to only vote in the County Commission election in their district, rather than having county commissioners elected in a county-wide vote.

10/04/2018 By Staff

Politics

Panel to Discuss November Ballot Initiatives

Participants will discuss the possible extension of the Legacy Trail, whether to allow most felons who have served their time to vote and more.

08/20/2018 By Staff

Politics

County Commission Candidates' Forum Takes Place Monday

Wesley Ann Beggs, Mike Consentino, Al Maio and Lourdes Ramirez have been invited to participate in the Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations event.

08/08/2018 By Staff

Politics

Proposed Change to Sarasota County Commission to Be Debated Aug. 16

The next Sarasota Tiger Bay Club luncheon will feature a discussion of the proposal to create "single member districts" for the Sarasota County Commission.

08/06/2018 By Staff

Politics

Primary Vote-By-Mail Ballots Start Going Out

Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner's office began mailing vote-by-mail ballots for next month's primary elections on Friday.

07/13/2018 By Staff

Politics

County Commission Races the Focus at Upcoming Forums

The next two meetings of the Sarasota Tiger Bay Club will feature debates between candidates running for Sarasota County Commission.

07/05/2018 By Staff

Politics

Forum for County Commission Candidates Set for Monday

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations has invited Republicans Alexandra Coe and Christian Zeigler and Democrat Ruta Maria Jouniari to the forum.

07/03/2018 By Staff

Planning

Former County Commissioner to Lead Comprehensive Plan Discussion

Jon Thaxton will lead the discussion at the next meeting of the Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations.

04/03/2018 By Staff

New hires

Sarasota County Officially Names New Administrator

The Sarasota County Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to name Jonathan Lewis the new county administrator.

01/16/2018 By staff

Planning

Effort to Extend Legacy Trail Moves Forward

The Trust for Public Land and Sarasota County announced the purchase of 2.7 miles of former railroad right-of-way to extend The Legacy Trail to downtown Sarasota.

12/21/2017 By staff