Property owner Elling Eide battled with the county for nearly a decade as he sought to make his lifelong dream a reality.
Sarasota County can't enforce an outdoor smoking ban on most public-owned land.
Bob Waechter left the Tourist Development Council and the board of Zoning Appeals but remains on the Siesta Key Association Board of Directors.
Deputies remove aggressive dogs; Siesta beach wins more accolades; Impact fee data delayed for months
Firms chosen for targeted territories must remove 2,300 of the invasive animals the first year under contract.
Today's Stories: Two Killed in East County crash; Fugitive captured after more than two decades on the run; One year later: Ranch murder remains unsolved; Commercial property near the Longboat Key Publix is in demand
Today's Stories: Smoking ban on Sarasota County property unenforceable; Sarasota City commissioners to hold Walmart appeal; Siesta Key selected as one of Florid's 'best beach towns' in USA Today