Bolstering claims of economic recovery, Sarasota County preliminary taxable values exceeded early estimates for the 2014 fiscal year.
Sarasota County taxable values jumped 4.1% to $40.79 billion this year compared with $39.13 billion the previous year, according to preliminary assessments submitted to the Florida Department of Revenue. Figures provided to taxing authorities in June estimated a 3% increase from the previous fiscal year.
Taxable values grew 4.8% to $7.2 billion within the city of Sarasota; 4% to $2.8 billion in the city of Venice; 3% to $3.3 billion in the town of Longboat Key; and 7% to $2.4 billion within the city of North Port.
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27 Thanksgiving Free Public Talk & Veggie Potluck
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
29 Light Up Siesta Village and Holiday Parade
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
30 Advent Procession
3 Rachel's Challenge Anti-Bullying Event hosted by The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cops Corner: Sarasota
Enjoy this week's edition of Cops Corner.
World on a string
The exchange of goods and chatter are the usual soundtrack for the Saturday morning Downtown Farmers Market on Orange Avenue.
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Bookstores across the state celebrated Florida Bookstore Day Saturday. Bookstore1 held an all-ages literary party and read-a-thon for customers and members of the community.