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

Politics

County to Begin Negotiations to Make Interim Administrator Permanent

The Sarasota County Commission on Tuesday directed the county attorney to begin negotiations with interim county administrator Jonathan Lewis to hire Lewis as the next county administrator.

12/15/2017 By staff

New hires

Sarasota County Names Interim Administrator

The Sarasota County Commission voted to designate assistant county administrator Jonathan Lewis as interim administrator after current administrator Tom Harmer leaves the job.

08/25/2017 By staff

Planning

County Commission to Discuss Recycling Facility Near Celery Fields Wednesday

The commission is set to discuss whether to rezone 16 acres of property near the Celery Fields to allow for the construction of a recycling center.

08/18/2017 By staff

Environment

Plan to Sell Public Land Near Celery Fields to Be Discussed Monday

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations is hosting a discussion of the Sarasota County Planning Commission's recent decision to recommend denial of plans to sell public land adjacent to the Celery Fields.

06/08/2017 By staff

Tourism

County Allocates $21.2 Million for Braves Spring Training Facility

The Sarasota County Commission on Tuesday approved a proposal to allocate $21.2 million in Tourist Development Tax revenues to help fund the construction of a new spring training stadium for the Atlanta Braves in south county.

05/10/2017 By staff

Sports

Atlanta Braves Reps to Discuss Spring Training Relocation Tuesday

Representatives from Major League Baseball's Atlanta Braves will attend the next Sarasota County Commission meeting to "publicly introduce themselves and express their desire to relocate spring training operations to Sarasota County."

01/23/2017 By staff

Government

Manatee and Sarasota Boards of Commissioners Appoint Chairs

Commissioner Betsy Benac is the new Manatee chair and Commissioner Paul Caragiulo is the new Sarasota chair.

12/19/2016 By staff

Food

Sarasota County Commission Loosens Food Truck Regulations

The new rules will allow truck owners to obtain a temporary use permit that would allow them to operate on multiple properties with the property owner's consent.

11/09/2016 By staff

Politics

County Commission Debate Set for Monday

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations will hold a forum for the two candidates campaigning to represent district one on the Sarasota County Commission.

10/04/2016 Research by staff

Tourism

Concert Association Awarded Tourist Development Grant

The Sarasota County Commission recently awarded the Sarasota Concert Association a $40,083 Tourist Development Cultural/Arts grant.

06/30/2016 Research by staff