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Sarasota, FDOT talks traffic, transportation plans on LBK

Sarasota, FDOT talks traffic, transportation plans on LBK

“My experience is wherever I have traveled in the country, when two lanes become one, I find traffic and congestion.”

April 9, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Demand for traffic solutions gaining ground

Demand for traffic solutions gaining ground

‘I do not see that they have tried anything. Not doing anything is not a solution.’

February 23, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Trafficking solutions in the City of Sarasota

Trafficking solutions in the City of Sarasota

Unfortunately, we are approaching traffic the way an obese person approaches dieting:
“How can I do the same thing and still lose weight?”

February 23, 2015 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Mote plan gets nixed by Sarasota

Mote plan gets nixed by Sarasota

In a 3-2 vote last week, the Sarasota City Commission decided not to move forward with a plan to build a new Mote Marine Laboratory along the Bayfront adjacent to the Van Wezel and Sarasota Orchestra. Mote CEO Dr. Michael Crosby wants to expand its research facilities and build a 70,000 to 90,000 square foot […]

October 27, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

City of Sarasota considering eliminating police department

City of Sarasota considering eliminating police department

Sarasota City Commissioners are considering balancing the 2013 budget with large cuts such as eliminating the police department. Commissioners say that small cuts here and there will not be sufficient to balance the budget, but that large cuts are needed to make the budget balanced. Some commissioners are stating that the city may even go […]

March 4, 2012 | Posted in In the news | Read More »

St. Armands Circle may build parking garage

St. Armands Circle may build parking garage

This week the Sarasota City Commission decided to examine the feasibility of a parking garage near the St. Armands Circle fire station. The commissioners wanted to add the parking garage as part of its two-year goals. According to commissioners, merchants say there is a need for a garage and are willing to pay for it […]

December 15, 2011 | Posted in In the news | Read More »

New Goodwill store approved

New Goodwill store approved

The Sarasota City Planning Board Wednesday night recommended the approval with a 3-2 vote, of a 30,000-square-foot Goodwill ‘superstore’ on North Tamiami Trail. Neighbors to the new store spoke against aspects of the project, though many approved of Goodwill as a company and the job training that will take place at the location. The Sarasota […]

November 14, 2011 | Posted in In the news, News Shorts | Read More »

Sarasota’s Chalk Festival in jeopardy

Sarasota’s Chalk Festival in jeopardy

New, stricter regulations passed by the Sarasota City Council may have washed away any hope for the 2011 Sarasota Chalk Festival to go on as planned. Chalk Festival Event Chairwoman and Founder Denise Kowal’s beloved Annual Sarasota Chalk Festival brings in artists from around the globe displaying their street art in Downtown Sarasota’s Pineapple Avenue. […]

September 29, 2011 | Posted in In the news, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota suspends use of new parking meters

Sarasota suspends use of new parking meters

Drivers looking for parking in downtown Sarasota will not have to put money into parking meters anymore, following the Sarasota City Commission’s decision Tuesday to temporarily halt its new meter program until at least October. The Sarasota City Commission, consisting of three new members, voted 3-2 to end the program the previous commission had started […]

July 8, 2011 | Posted in In the news | Read More »

City of Sarasota seeks citizens for advisory boards

City of Sarasota seeks citizens for advisory boards

The city of Sarasota is seeking individuals to serve on the following City Commission advisory boards: the Board of Rules and Appeals, the Community Redevelopment Agency, the Downtown Improvement District, the Newtown Community Redevelopment Agency and the Nuisance Abatement Board. To apply, visit www.sarasotagov.com and click “Citizen Advisory Boards” or visit the Office of the […]

March 7, 2011 | Posted in In the news | Read More »