Two former Sarasota County Commission candidates are among the applicants for the advisory board, which will hold an important role as the county aims to revamp its comprehensive plan and the economy rebounds.
The new center must get state approval; Sarasota Memorial Hospital will submit the application in April.
Kathy Baylis was a leader in economic development in Sarasota County for more than a decade.
The salad specialty restaurant opened for business last week at its new location on Osprey Avenue.
According to the economic impact study on the January motorcycle festival, about 90,000 people attended and brought $8 million in economic impact to the county.
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A Craigslist scammer took images from a real estate website to create a fake vacation rental post.