Environment

Class Covers Environmentally Friendly Lawn, Landscape Maintenance

The University of Florida and Sarasota County are providing a training in green practices in lawn and landscape management and pest control.

07/25/2017 By staff

Construction

Sarasota Courthouse Restoration Begins

Sarasota County recently started work to restore Sarasota's Historic Courthouse, the 91-year-old building that houses the main office of the Sarasota County Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller.

06/08/2017 By staff

Awards

Historical Society Honors 'Hero of History'

The Historical Society of Sarasota County recently awarded John McCarthy with its Hero of History award for his personal passion for history and for his long career in county government.

06/06/2017 By staff

Planning

Sarasota County Starting New Round of Neighborhood Grants

Sarasota County is requesting proposals from neighborhoods to fund projects that improve their communities.

05/23/2017 By staff

Openings

Sarasota County Holds Job Fair Friday

Sarasota County’s human resources department is holding a job fair for public works, utilities and fleet positions.

05/08/2017 By staff

Planning

Neighborhood Groups to Discuss Surplus Lands Monday

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations is hosting a town hall on surplus lands policies and how they may be changed.

04/04/2017 By staff

Tourism

Sarasota County Strikes Deal with Airbnb on Bed Tax Collections

Sarasota County recently reached an agreement with Airbnb that will allow the Sarasota County tax collector to begin reporting, collecting and remitting Tourist Development Tax money on short-term Airbnb rentals.

04/03/2017 By staff

Health care

County Ranks Highly in State Health Rankings

Sarasota County was recently ranked third in health outcomes and second in health factors in the state of Florida in a new listing released by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

03/29/2017 By staff

Planning

Sarasota County Revamping Development Code

Sarasota County is asking for public input into its Unified Development Code, which updates and brings together land development and zoning regulations.

03/29/2017 By staff

Transportation

Free Siesta Key Trolley Service Starts Today, March 20

Sarasota County's new open-air circulator trolley, Siesta Key Breeze, will begin operations today, Monday, March 20.

03/16/2017 By staff

Hiring

South County Job Fair Wednesday

Sarasota County's Human Resources Department is holding a job fair that caters to south county residents on Wednesday, March 8.

03/03/2017 By staff

Design

Free Class Tackles Home Design for Aging and Disabled Residents

Sarasota County and the nonprofit Universal Design Coalition are offering a new class on how to make homes more livable for aging and disabled individuals.

03/02/2017 By staff

New hires

Sarasota County Names New Planning and Development Director

Sarasota County recently appointed Matt Osterhoudt as its new director of Planning and Development Services, effective March 6.

02/27/2017 By staff

Networking

Environmentally Minded Happy Hour Is Tuesday

Sarasota Green Drinks, Sarasota Architectural Salvage, Sarasota County and others are hosting "Reclaiming Your Green: A Business Networking Event" on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

02/24/2017 By staff

New hires

North Port City Manager Named Assistant County Administrator

Jonathan Lewis recently accepted a conditional offer to serve as an assistant administrator with Sarasota County government.

02/21/2017 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

Sports

Baseball Team in Negotiations to Bring Spring Training to South Sarasota County

The Atlanta Braves are currently in exclusive negotiations with Sarasota County to possibly bring its new spring training complex to south Sarasota County.

01/17/2017 By staff

Transportation

County to Offer Rebates for New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Sarasota County is launching a program to boost the number of local electric vehicle charging stations.

01/06/2017 By staff

Law

Sarasota County Files Lawsuit Over 'Defective Work' at Ed Smith Stadium

Sarasota County last month sued Rhode Island's Gilbane Building Company, alleging that the company performed "defective work" on concrete flooring and walls at Ed Smith Stadium.

12/27/2016 By staff

Planning

County Awards Neighborhood Improvement Grants

The money will go toward projects focused on improving neighborhood character and environment.

11/30/2016 By staff