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Sarasota Orchestra needs to rethink plan to develop Payne Park

Sarasota Orchestra needs to rethink plan to develop Payne Park

When I heard of the plan for the Sarasota Orchestra to move to Payne Park, I wanted to shout out in joy. Instead, my heart ached.

March 9, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

Lido Pool & Pavilion saved from bar/restaurant plan; what’s next? Watch the Video…

Lido Pool & Pavilion saved from bar/restaurant plan; what’s next? Watch the Video…

The plan and the lease that would have allowed a waterfront restaurant and bar at the Lido Beach Pool and Pavilion is officially terminated. But it came at a great cost and with great effort. What’s next?

March 9, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box, Video | Read More »

Longboat’s engineer says Sarasota roundabout not best plan for traffic

Longboat’s engineer says Sarasota roundabout not best plan for traffic

Engineer recommends to study the existing intersection with the triple left turn lane for one year.

February 24, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

City Bayfront Plan needs far more review

City Bayfront Plan needs far more review

Sarasota City commissioners are giving away control of an unparalleled asset, 53 acres — one of America’s prized waterfront parcels, for parking meter change.

February 24, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

The path forward in the Lido Pool plan

The path forward in the Lido Pool plan

The path forward in the Lido debacle is rife with wrong turns. We need to pay the Daiquiri Deck duo to exit the stage, accept the gift from Mark Walsh and then keep it simple, really simple.

February 11, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Applicant seeks to end Lido pool plan

Applicant seeks to end Lido pool plan

Mark Walsh offers to donate $175,000 to the City if the City maintains control of the park and simply renovates the existing facility to standards the community can embrace.

February 11, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Opposition mounts as Lido Pool/Pavilion plan vote looms Monday in Sarasota City Hall

Opposition mounts as Lido Pool/Pavilion plan vote looms Monday in Sarasota City Hall

The opposition to the Lido Beach Pool & Pavilion plan continues to mount with more than 5,000 signing a petition opposed to the City allowing the public beach site be transformed into a bar and restaurant.

January 14, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota City Clerk Nadalini asked to resign

Sarasota City Clerk Nadalini asked to resign

Clerk offered 90 days pay if she agrees not to litigate.

January 14, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Divisive Lido Pool plan vote Jan. 14 in City Hall

Divisive Lido Pool plan vote Jan. 14 in City Hall

It’s a vote that will shape both the atmosphere and experience of the Lido Beach Pool, Pavilion and surrounding neighborhood for the next three decades.

January 14, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Lido Pool & Pavilion Plan stirs Sarasota community throughout 2018; final vote next

Lido Pool & Pavilion Plan stirs Sarasota community throughout 2018; final vote next

The Lido Beach Public Pool and Pavilion was the focus of community consternation throughout 2018. The City of Sarasota, which operates the publicly-owned facility that sits on an expanse of beach in the center of Lido Key, approved a contract to allow the owners of the Daiquiri Deck to add a waterfront restaurant, tiki bar, […]

January 13, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »