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Younger suggests redistricting to boost election participation

Younger suggests redistricting to boost election participation

There have been 46 commission races for seats in the five town districts since 2000. Of those, 72 percent, or 33 of them, having only a single candidate,

May 28, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Village peppers candidates with heated questions and reactions

Village peppers candidates with heated questions and reactions

  STEVE REID Editor & Publisher sreid@lbknews.com The Longboat Village hosted what looks to be the final public showdown between this year’s crop of commission candidates. The event was part of the Longbeach Village Association’s monthly meeting and allowed At-Large candidates Jim Brown and Gene Jaleski as well as District 4 candidates Jack Daly and […]

March 8, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Election postcript plus

Election postcript plus

Now we know the results…

March 16, 2015 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Longboat Town Commission opens election season

Longboat Town Commission opens election season

Interest is already building for competition for the three seats.

September 21, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Brown, Younger, Pastor are Longboat’s best vote

Brown, Younger, Pastor are Longboat’s best vote

A true analysis clearly shows the logic and rationale to vote for incumbent Jim Brown over Larry Grossman, incumbent Phill Younger over Gene Jaleski and challenger Irwin Pastor over Terry Gans.

March 4, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Longboat Key Election 2013: Candidate countdown…

Longboat Key Election 2013: Candidate countdown…

Final debate of election brings strong answers and differences.
• Details of future Islandside plan revealed; Bob White protests.
• Is the Longboat Hilton project being handled correctly? Candidates differ.
• Which candidates are firmly against cell towers? Read the answers.
• Why did Jaleski quit the Commission last time? George Spoll takes issue.
• Any lessons learned from the recent defeats in court? You decide.

March 4, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines | Read More »

Longboat Election 2013: Profile on Mayor Jim Brown

Longboat Election 2013: Profile on Mayor Jim Brown

The key is aging rapidly and you cannot ignore that, and one of the main problems is getting people to recognize it; and this commission is trying to solve that. There’s a problem with getting people to recognize that the key needs to be kept up. Most of the key was built before 1980, and the Comprehensive Plan was written in 1984, which means as soon as the plan was written, most of the buildings were immediately not up to code. We need to recognize that and make them better,”

January 21, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Election 2013: Profile on Larry Grossman

Longboat Election 2013: Profile on Larry Grossman

“The town had changed, and the zoning stayed the same, so we needed to update the zoning and had to have a finer instrument for zoning that is customized and fit each area’s needs.”

January 21, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Candidates spar at debate

Candidates spar at debate

On Friday, Jan. 11, the Longboat Key Republican Club threw the first candidate debate for the upcoming Longboat Key Commission election in March. The event was held at the Sarasota Yacht Club with members of the Longboat Key Republican Club moderating the event, and members of the Longboat Key Democratic Club attending as well.  Candidates […]

January 14, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town changes March election date

Town changes March election date

The town of Longboat Key is moving up the date of the March 2013 election. Town charter requires the date for the general election to be the third Tuesday in March, this made the date for the 2013 election March 19.

December 27, 2012 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »