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Bayfront roundabouts to number 17 in total

Bayfront roundabouts to number 17 in total

April 1, 2010

APRIL FOOLS — Citing a more effective project, the city plans to increase the number of U.S. 41 roundabouts from six to 17. That includes two in a figure-eight at Gulfstream Avenue.

Circle embraces historic statue

Circle embraces historic statue

April 1, 2010

APRIL FOOLS — The city of Sarasota transported the 'Unconditional Surrender' statue from Sarasota's bayfront to its new home on St. Armands Circle.

Sarasota now officially 'Googlesota'

Sarasota now officially 'Googlesota'

April 1, 2010

APRIL FOOLS — Earlier this week, Google named Sarasota to its list of test sites, prompting Sarasota commissioners to vote 3-2 Monday, March 29, in favor of permanently changing the city's name to 'Googlesota.'

High-speed streetcar coming to Main Street

High-speed streetcar coming to Main Street

April 1, 2010

APRIL FOOLS — The only way to get federal funding for the streetcar was to ensure it maintained an average speed of 50 mph. One drawback — it can't make a complete stop.

Police panel takes over department

Police panel takes over department

April 1, 2010

APRIL FOOLS — The Police Advisory Panel will become the board of directors of the Sarasota Police Department. Police Panel Chairwoman Susan Chapman is named co-chief of police.

News Briefs 04.01.10

News Briefs 04.01.10

April 1, 2010

APRIL FOOLS - Sarasota just hired a consultant-hiring consultant to instruct city staff on more effective ways to hire consultants.

New Osprey library under consideration

April 1, 2010

The new library model calls for a smaller location than normal stand-alone libraries. Sarasota County is considering a classroom at Historic Spanish Point.

Referendum leads to GOP infighting

April 1, 2010

Upset that the Republican Party of Sarasota County did not oppose the school-tax extension, one prominent member accused the party of supporting big government and higher taxes.

Referendum to offer business-tax exemption

April 1, 2010

The Aug. 24 referendum vote is aimed at attracting new businesses to Sarasota County by offering up to a 100% exemption on property taxes.

Signs to point the way

Signs to point the way

April 1, 2010

The city plans to erect 6-foot signs at road closures to indicate the businesses that are still open during upcoming downtown improvement projects.



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