In the 1970s, many Sarasotans had never heard of Mote Marine Laboratory. Dr. Kumar Mahadevan's vision put it on the map.
The commission gave the town manager direction to work out a proposed contract with The Urban Land Institute.
A Gulf of Mexico Drive Florida Scenic Highway designation could create opportunities for the island's main thoroughfare.
A subcommittee recommends limiting the number of boat trailers parked at residences, but what defines a parking space remains unclear.
At-large Commissioner Phill Younger cites budget modifications and beach project savings as top accomplishments during the past two years.
Longbeach Village resident Gene Jaleski said he resigned from the Town Commission in 2010 because he disagreed with and didnâ€™t want to vote on the Longboat Key Club and Resort project.
The commission hasn't discussed a report on the issues surrounding dog beach access, but six commissioners have indicated they don't support the idea.