Seasonal Fertilizer Regulations Return

Sarasota County's regulations barring the use of fertilizer containing nitrogen or phosphorus return Wednesday, June 1.

05/31/2016 Research by staff


New Fire Station Unveiled Next Week

Sarasota County will host a grand opening celebration for Fire Station No. 14 at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 31.

05/26/2016 Research by staff


Workshops Address New 'Puppy Mill' Rules

New guidelines affect commercial establishments, such as pet stores, but include exemptions for hobby breeders, animal shelters and animal welfare organizations.

05/11/2016 Research by staff


Landfill Gas to Energy Facility Wins Recognition

Sarasota County's Landfill Gas to Energy Facility was recently named 'Project of the Year' by the Suncoast branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

05/10/2016 Research by staff

Food & Drink

No County Decision on Food Truck Rules Yet

The Sarasota County Planning Commission voted Thursday to delay a decision on how best to loosen county rules that govern food trucks.

05/06/2016 Research by staff


Planning Commission Delays Decision on Food Truck Rules

The board expressed a desire to loosen county regulations, but was split about the best way to proceed.

05/06/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker


County Workshops Outline Potential Changes to Food Truck Rules

The changes are scheduled to be discussed by the Sarasota County Planning Commission on Thursday, May 5.

04/27/2016 Research by staff


Honore Avenue Extension to Venice Opens

The project is intended to improve traffic circulation and increase capacity on the county's north/south roadways.

04/22/2016 Research by staff


Career Expo, Job Fair Takes Place April 20

The purpose of the Sarasota County expo is to create a venue for job seekers and students to explore career possibilities within government.

04/08/2016 Research by staff

Real Estate News

Are We in for Another Real Estate Bubble?

The price index increased at a rate of about 13 percent a year between the end of 2011 and the end of 2015.

03/14/2016 By Brad Edmondson


Breakdown: Charitable Giving in Sarasota/Manatee

We break down charitable giving in Sarasota and Manatee counties vs. the rest of the country.

09/02/2013 By Megan McDonald


NOISEMAKER: State Sen. Nancy Detert

Republican state Sen. Nancy Detert heads back to Tallahassee with a new district but the same goals.

03/01/2013 By cooperl