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Archived City Commission meetings available on demand

Post Date:05/13/2019 2:24 PM

Contact:  Jan Thornburg, Sr. Communications Manager   941-954-2613


Sarasota, FL:  Hundreds of archived City Commission meetings, dating as far back as 1990, are now available on demand via the City of Sarasota website www.SarasotaFl.Gov

Regular City Commission meetings, Special City Commission meetings and City Commission Workshops prior to 2006, which had been stored on VHS videotape, were encoded into digital format by the Office of the City Auditor and Clerk. City Auditor and Clerk, Meetings, Archived meetings

“We’re excited to make these meetings available to the public via the internet,” said Interim City Auditor and Clerk Shayla Griggs.  “A typical VHS videotape has been found to last somewhere in the range of 10 to 25 years before significant deterioration occurs, so digitizing this content will preserve those older meetings indefinitely.  This underscores our commitment to transparency.”

The City began live streaming and digitally archiving City Commission meetings in April 2006.  Meetings prior to that time were preserved on VHS.   During the recent digitization process, every effort was made to use the highest video quality possible.  

This archived content is easily accessible on wwwSarasotaFL.Gov Click  “Meetings/Agendas/Video” on the homepage, then “Previous Videos”.

For more information please contact:  Shayla Griggs, Interim City Auditor and Clerk:  941-954-4160.



About the City of Sarasota:  Distinguished by U.S. News and World Report as the 18th Best Place to Live in the U.S., the City of Sarasota is a diverse community located on Florida’s Suncoast with 55,000 year-round residents, several internationally recognized cultural arts venues, stunning sunsets along Lido Beach, a 45-hole municipal golf course at the historic Bobby Jones Golf Club, and Major League spring training baseball with the Baltimore Orioles.  Learn more about us at www.SarasotaFL.Gov