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State of Lido Beach meets state of litigation

State of Lido Beach meets state of litigation

“This litigation has been a complex multi-year saga.”

September 25, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Orchestra not heading to Payne Park

Orchestra not heading to Payne Park

“I am disappointed by the lack of leadership on your part on this issue. You are giving us no choices.”

June 17, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota stalls Bayfront plan to define cost to taxpayers

Sarasota stalls Bayfront plan to define cost to taxpayers

No issue facing the City of Sarasota is of greater import than the redevelopment of its 53 acres that surround the Van Wezel and sprawl along the Bayfront. The Commission wants more time to vet the plan.

April 15, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Lido Pavilion plan takes a final dive in City Hall

Lido Pavilion plan takes a final dive in City Hall

“For months I asked for documents regarding this lease agreement and nothing came forward. Then suddenly we had an executed agreement. It was very Machiavellian and done in secrecy. We need to get out of this and be done with it.”

February 24, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, 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 »

Barwin blames Downtown coyotes on Longboat Resort

Barwin blames Downtown coyotes on Longboat Resort

As coyotes spread to Downtown Sarasota, City Manager Tom Barwin said, “sightings may have been coyotes displaced from the long-vacant Colony complex when it was recently razed.”

November 28, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

City introduces Form-Based Code to combat urban sprawl

City introduces Form-Based Code to combat urban sprawl

City of Sarasota Manager Tom Barwin said he was “excited” that a draft of the new form-based code is complete and available online for review by the community. Barwin says Form-Based Code is a modern response to the challenges of urban sprawl, deterioration of historic neighborhoods and the need for safe and efficient multi-modal transportation […]

October 16, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Emergency sand due to hit Lido mid-November

Emergency sand due to hit Lido mid-November

Last week, the Sarasota City Commission unanimously voted to allow Sarasota City Manager Tom Barwin to execute a contract for almost $4 million in sand slated for the highly eroded Lido Beach. Two bids have been submitted, one for $3.943 million by Coastal Dredging LLC, and the other by Weeks Marine for $4.825 million. City […]

September 27, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Lido Pavilion Plan and the Sarasota Commission reek worse than red tide

Lido Pavilion Plan and the Sarasota Commission reek worse than red tide

We love Sarasota a lot more than we love politicians. The three will be known as the trio who forever screwed up the Lido Beach Pavilion. They will be the three who devalued the gorgeous strand of calm beach and handed it off on the cheap. The only good that we will be able to salvage from the mess is after the very next election we will be able to call the trio “former” Commissioners.

September 11, 2018 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Controversial Lido Pool & Pavilion plan heads back to City

Controversial Lido Pool & Pavilion plan heads back to City

City Staff is recommending approval while more than 3,200 residents are petitioning for denial of the plan.

September 11, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »