Energy

City Holding Community Meetings on Renewable Energy Pledge

The city's "Ready for 100" plan calls for the city to make its operations 100 percent renewable by 2030 and for the entire city to operate on renewable energy by 2045.

12/14/2017 By staff

Transportation

City Approves Paid Parking Plan for Downtown Garages

Drivers can park in the garages for up to three hours for free. An additional hour will cost $3 and additional hours beyond that will cost $1.

12/11/2017 By staff

Deals

City Golf Club Picks Nebraska Company to Manage Restaurant

Sarasota's Bobby Jones Golf Club recently selected Landscapes Management Company to relaunch the Bobby Jones Grille.

12/05/2017 By staff

Planning

City Moving Forward on St. Armands Parking Garage

The Sarasota City Commission voted on Monday to approve an agreement to move forward with the construction of a new parking garage on St. Armands Circle.

10/03/2017 By staff

Planning

Bayfront Planning Group Looking for Design Team

The Sarasota Bayfront Planning Organization last week issued a Request for Qualifications to find a design team that will lead the creation of a comprehensive master plan for the bayfront.

07/24/2017 By staff

Construction

State to Help Fund Preservation Updates to Downtown Federal Building

The Florida Division of Historical Resources recently awarded the City of Sarasota with a $296,948 historic preservation grant.

07/24/2017 By staff

Honors

City Renaming Sarasota Park After 'Mr. Downtown'

The City of Sarasota is holding a dedication and ribbon cutting to rename Pineapple Park as Paul N. Thorpe Jr. Park at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 22.

07/21/2017 By staff

Environment

City Commission Approves Transition to Renewable Energy Sources

The Sarasota City Commission on Monday unanimously approved a plan to transition to 100 percent renewable energy for municipal operations by 2030.

06/20/2017 By staff

Politics

Two New City Commissioners to Be Sworn in Monday

Sarasota voters elected Hagen Brody and Jennifer Ahearn-Koch to the City Commission on Tuesday.

05/10/2017 By staff

Politics

City Commission Election Day Is Tuesday

The top two vote-getters among the final three candidates, Jennifer Ahearn-Koch, Hagen Brody and Martin Hyde, will earn a seat on the commission.

05/05/2017 By staff

Politics

Early Voting in City Commission Race Begins

The top two vote-getters among the final three candidates, Jennifer Ahearn-Koch, Hagen Brody and Martin Hyde, will earn a seat on the commission.

04/28/2017 By staff

Politics

City Commission Candidates Forum Is Thursday

On Thursday, April 20, the Downtown Sarasota Condo Association is hosting a forum with the three remaining Sarasota City Commission candidates: Jennifer Ahearn-Koch, Hagen Brody and Martin Hyde.

04/18/2017 By staff

Politics

City Commission Runoff Debate Is April 17

The Sarasota Tiger Bay Club is holding a panel discussion with the three remaining Sarasota City Commission candidates: Jennifer Ahearn-Koch, Hagen Brody and Martin Hyde.

04/06/2017 By staff

Politics

Ranked Choice Voting Reforms to Be Discussed April 9

The Election Reform Committee of Sarasota's Peace Education and Action Center is hosting an educational meeting about ranked choice voting, a system that allows voters to rank multiple preferred candidates in local elections.

03/31/2017 By staff

Transportation

City Launches Free Downtown Shuttle Service

The City of Sarasota is launching a new free downtown shuttle service, i-Ride, on Wednesday, March 29.

03/28/2017 By staff

Politics

City Commission Vote-By-Mail Ballots Start Going Out

In the first round of voting, Jennifer Ahearn-Koch earned 21.2 percent of the vote, Hagen Brody won 19.6 percent and Martin Hyde received 14.6 percent.

03/24/2017 By staff

Planning

City Shares Video Preview of New St. Armands Parking Garage

The City of Sarasota on Wednesday posted to Twitter a three-dimensional video rendering of the new parking garage planned for St. Armands Circle.

03/15/2017 By staff

Politics

Early Voting in Sarasota City Commission Race Ends Saturday

Early voting in the Sarasota City Commission race runs 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Saturday, March 11.

03/09/2017 By staff

Politics

Citizens Group Posts Video of City Commission Forum

STOP!, a citizens’ group advocating changes to Sarasota’s zoning code and project approval process, recently posted full video of its City Commission candidates' forum on YouTube.

03/07/2017 By staff

Politics

Citizens' Group Hosts City Commission Forum Feb. 27

STOP!, a newish citizens group advocating changes to Sarasota’s zoning code and project approval process, will host a forum for Sarasota City Commission candidates on Monday, Feb. 27.

02/20/2017 By staff