County releases 2013 annual report

 

County releases 2013 annual report

 

Date: February 21, 2014
by: Nolan Peterson | News Editor

 
 

 

Sarasota County announced Friday the release of its 2013 Annual Report, which provides a comprehensive summary of the county's activities and accomplishments last year.

"This report documents the county's dedication to service and accountability during 2013, and demonstrates the value that citizens are receiving for their taxpayer dollars," said Thomas A. Harmer, Sarasota County administrator, in a statement.

In 2013, the county focused most of its goals and activities in six key areas: Community preservation and enhancement; growth planning; mobility; water and environmental resources; economic development; and health, safety and welfare.

The areas include community preservation and enhancement; growth planning; mobility; water and environmental resources; economic development; and health, safety and welfare.

The 52-page report, which is available online, also provides detailed data on the county’s finances and services, breaking down the county budget into its various components and quantifying the scope of county work, including such responsibilities as roadway maintenance, public transportation and parks and recreation services.

The report touts such as accomplishments, such as the county’s millage rate, which is the third lowest in the state, the county’s selection as the venue for the 2017 World Rowing Championships, and the county’s 2013 AAA debt rating by Fitch Ratings.

Residents may also call the Sarasota County Call Center at 861-5000 or visit www.scgov.net for more information about the report or the programs, services, activities and departments highlighted in it.

Printed copies of the annual report are available at county offices and county libraries. The report is available online: http://issuu.com/sarasotacounty/docs/sarasota_county_annual_report

Contact Nolan Peterson at npeterson@yourobserver.com

 

 

 

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