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Sarasota stalls Lido pool plan vote; opposition mounts

Sarasota stalls Lido pool plan vote; opposition mounts

“It is a total abdication of city government responsibility.”

November 14, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Steube aims to chop down tree regs

Steube aims to chop down tree regs

State Sen. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, is fighting tree ordinances as an infringement on property rights. Steube’s tree bill, SB 574, would prohibit local governments from regulating the “trimming, removal, or harvesting of tree and timber on private property.” That would nullify dozens of tree ordinances across the state. Only the state Legislature would be able […]

November 14, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Lido Key seawall meets approval in Sarasota; redevelopment eyed

Lido Key seawall meets approval in Sarasota; redevelopment eyed

The adjustment seaward of a seawall along the Sandcastle Resort on Lido Beach met with the approval from the city of Sarasota City Commission with a 3 to 1 vote following a two-hour discussion. Commissioner Jen Ahearn-Koch voted against the project, citing fears of beach erosion and turtle protection. Commissioner Willie Shaw was absent due […]

November 14, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota City News Letters – Week ending November 10, 2017

Sarasota City News Letters – Week ending November 10, 2017

Sarasota City News encourages Letters to the Editor on timely issues. Please email to: letters@lbknews.com or mail to PO Box 8001, Longboat Key, FL 34228. We also print letters sent to City Hall that address City of Sarasota issues. We reserve the right to edit. Sarasota attempting to revive plan to slow traffic on Fruitville […]

November 14, 2017 | Posted in Letters, Top Box | Read More »

City takes on Steube parking rights bill

City takes on Steube parking rights bill

“If this state law is placed into effect, this is a significant intervention with the city’s ability to self-manage as it deems necessary.”

November 14, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Rents scale upwards in Sarasota

Rents scale upwards in Sarasota

The median price for a two-bedroom apartment in Sarasota was $1,380 in October, or $220 more than the U.S. average, according to a recent study from online rental marketplace Apartment List. Rents in Sarasota are up just 1.7 percent over the year, lower than the 3.5 percent average in Florida and the 2.7 percent gain […]

November 14, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Veteran writes of Vietnam experiences

Veteran writes of Vietnam experiences

For Sarasota resident Barry A. Popkin, the fact that he returned from the Vietnam War is simply luck. In addition to surviving 365 days in the jungle, he, unlike most of his squad, was able to make a smooth transition to civilian life and a successful career. Popkin went to college after returning from Vietnam […]

November 13, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota City News Letters – Week ending November 3, 2017

Sarasota City News Letters – Week ending November 3, 2017

Sarasota City News encourages Letters to the Editor on timely issues. Please email to: letters@lbknews.com or mail to PO Box 8001, Longboat Key, FL 34228. We also print letters sent to City Hall that address City of Sarasota issues. We reserve the right to edit. U.S. Recycling/Central Cocoanut To: Sarasota City Commission, City Manager Tom […]

November 13, 2017 | Posted in Letters, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota City News Letters – Week ending October 27, 2017

Sarasota City News Letters – Week ending October 27, 2017

Sarasota City News encourages Letters to the Editor on timely issues. Please email to: letters@lbknews.com or mail to PO Box 8001, Longboat Key, FL 34228. We also print letters sent to City Hall that address City of Sarasota issues. We reserve the right to edit. Public records request for polygraph test To: City Attorney Bob […]

October 29, 2017 | Posted in Letters, Top Box | Read More »

Paid parking debated, disliked

Paid parking debated, disliked

The commission voted unanimously for city staff to come back with alternatives to the idea of metered parking downtown.

October 29, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »