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Town schedules joint meeting with Sarasota County

Town schedules joint meeting with Sarasota County

August 18, 2011

The Longboat Key Town Commission will meet with the Sarasota County Commission in November.

Planning board approves Walmart

Planning board approves Walmart

August 18, 2011

The city’s Planning Board unanimously approved last week a proposed ‘neighborhood market’ Walmart for the North Trail.

Future charter schools may receive less district money

Future charter schools may receive less district money

August 18, 2011

The Sarasota County School Board plans a more detailed look at its funding stream for charter schools, with an eye toward reducing allocations for new schools.

Parking garage murals planned

Parking garage murals planned

August 18, 2011

Jonathan Parks Architect, the architect for the Palm Avenue parking garage, suggests the city approve a $25,000 mural project for the interior walls of the garage.

Planning Board controversy comes to close

Planning Board controversy comes to close

August 18, 2011

Accusations of lame-duck political maneuvering marked the usual process of appointing members to the city’s Planning Board.

City told to send positive signals

City told to send positive signals

August 18, 2011

The city’s economic-development coordinator said decisions that appear to be unfriendly to business are also watched by potential new businesses.

News Briefs

News Briefs

August 18, 2011

Path cleared for free electric-car service; Commission endorses North Trail plan

12-year-old raises chickens in backyard

12-year-old raises chickens in backyard

August 18, 2011

A 12-year-old girl’s interest in chickens has taken her from addressing the City Commission to raising hens in her backyard.

Government contracts with nonprofits: good doing or wasteful spending?

Government contracts with nonprofits: good doing or wasteful spending?

August 18, 2011

Local governments contracting with nonprofits for services spend millions of taxpayers’ dollars each year. The strategy has its supporters and detractors.

Farmers market boasts off-season success

Farmers market boasts off-season success

August 18, 2011

Visitors and locals are supporting the Sarasota Farmers Market in record numbers this summer, thanks to a new marketing campaign put into effect by the market’s board of directors.



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