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Commission approves first reading of 2011-2012 budget

Commission approves first reading of 2011-2012 budget

The Town Commission this week approved the first reading of its 2011-2012 budget, which included a 1.8872 millage rate, the same rate as the 2010-2011 budget. The commission decided to eliminate a proposed business-tax increase, which would have created an additional $8,000 in revenue, citing that now is not a good time to increase taxes […]

September 16, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines | Read More »

Tigers — developers

Tigers — developers

Late on another hot and humid August morning I headed over the bridges to the big city, Sarasota, for the monthly meeting of the movers and shakers of the county, the Tiger Bay Club. This is a test of endurance. Inside the pleasantly cool restaurant, Michaels on East, I heard what I took as a great remark, “You really have to like chicken to put on a jacket on a day like today.” Good line, eh?

August 26, 2011 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Baylis to retire in 2011

Baylis to retire in 2011

Kathy Baylis, the founding president and CEO of the Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County (EDC), will retire in June 2011, announced EDC Board Chairman David Sessions. The board has formed a fact-finding group to identify candidates for the executive role.

December 24, 2010 | Posted in In the news | Read More »