Thursday Workshop Focuses on Sustainability

Sarasota County's 11th annual Sustainable Communities workshop covers topics such as valuing nature, strategies for smarter growth, building community resilience and local food innovations.

11/28/2016 By staff


County Celebrates Completion of Bee Ridge Improvements East of I-75

Sarasota County will celebrate the completion of improvements to the 2.6-mile stretch of Bee Ridge Road between Mauna Loa Boulevard and Iona Road on Monday.

11/22/2016 By staff


County Seeks Input on Affordable Housing

Sarasota County is asking for public feedback on the topic of housing affordability through a new online survey.

11/08/2016 By staff


River Road Project Begins Nov. 13

Sarasota County will begin a major resurfacing project on Sunday, Nov. 13, on River Road between Interstate 75 and U.S. 41 in south Sarasota County.

11/03/2016 Research by staff


Workshop on Proposed I-75 Overpass Is Nov. 15

The overpass will connect the future Lakewood Ranch Boulevard and Cattlemen Road, with the goal of relieving traffic congestion on University Parkway and Fruitville Road.

11/02/2016 Research by staff

Election Alert

Early Voting Starts in Sarasota County Monday, Oct. 24

Seven early-voting polling locations are located throughout the county.

10/18/2016 By Staff


County Parks and Rec Department Wins Sports Tourism Award

Sarasota County's Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Department was recently awarded the Excellence in Sports Tourism Award.

09/09/2016 Research by staff


Sanborn Studios to Pay Back Sarasota County $350,000

Sanborn Studios will pay back Sarasota County $350,064 as part of a final judgement in a lawsuit the county had filed against Sanborn for violating terms of a financial incentive agreement.

08/26/2016 Research by staff


BMX Track Grand Opening This Saturday

Sarasota County is celebrating the grand opening of the BMX track at the Sarasota County Youth Athletic Complex on Saturday, Aug. 27.

08/23/2016 Research by staff


County Exploring North Trail Park Possibilities

Sarasota County's Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources department is asking for community input on a future neighborhood park at the corner of 46th Street and North Tamiami Trail in Sarasota.

08/10/2016 Research by staff

New hires

Sarasota County Hires New HR Director

Sarasota County recently hired Christopher Louria as director of the Human Resources Department.

08/08/2016 Research by staff


County Considers Changes to Mowing Rules

Sarasota County is proposing changes to mowing service in residential areas within the county's urban service boundary and will host two informational meetings on the changes this week.

07/25/2016 Research by staff


Lifeguard Competition Coming to Siesta Key

Lifeguards from around the state will compete for medals at the U.S. Lifesaving Association Southeast Region Lifeguard Championships.

07/13/2016 Research by staff


Students Take Part in 'County Career Connections' Tour

University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee students will learn about careers in public service as part of an informational tour of Sarasota County's government offices Wednesday, July 13.

07/12/2016 Research by staff


Grand Opening for Bee Ridge Fire Station Held Monday

Sarasota County yesterday celebrated the grand opening of Fire Station No. 12, located at 3110 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota.

06/27/2016 Research by staff

New hires

Sarasota County Names New Assistant Administrator

Jonathan Evans recently accepted a conditional offer to become an assistant county administrator with Sarasota County.

06/16/2016 Research by staff


'Green Your Business' Classes Continue Through September

Sarasota County is helping business leaders learn how to save money and resources at work by adopting sustainability practices.

06/14/2016 Research by staff


County Marks Completion of Siesta Renourishment

Sarasota County celebrated the completion of a $21.5 million South Siesta Key Beach renourishment project on Monday.

06/13/2016 Research by staff


Open Houses on FEMA Floodplain Maps Begin June 20

Sarasota County will host six open houses to address changes to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's floodplain maps, which take effect Nov. 4.

06/06/2016 Research by staff


Workshop Offers Tips on Sustainability for Businesses

The discussion will include a number of strategies for saving money and resources at work through energy, water and waste reduction plans.

06/01/2016 Research by staff