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  • Commissioner's Corner - Shelli Freeland Eddie, December 2019

    Cast: City of Sarasota

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  • Commissioner's Corner - Willie Shaw, October 2019

    Please join us for the latest episode of Commissioner’s Corner! This time, Commissioner Willie Shaw sits down with Sheila Sanders and Fredd Atkins to discuss the 40th anniversary of the court case that led to the formation of single-member districts in the City of Sarasota. Mr. Atkins provided invaluable legal and historical research for the case, and Miss Sanders was one of the plaintiffs. This fascinating discussion with two individuals who were there at the time illuminates one of the most pivotal moments in Sarasota’s political and social history.

    Cast: City of Sarasota

  • Commissioner's Corner - Mayor Liz Alpert, August 2019

    Please join us for the latest edition of Commissioner’s Corner! In this episode, Mayor Liz Alpert is joined by Andy Tugendhat and Sean Sellers of Ready for 100 for an in-depth discussion of the future of sustainable energy. The aim of Ready for 100 is to achieve 100% renewable energy for communities across the entire United States. The City of Sarasota signed on to this effort in 2017. Tune in for a progress report, and a discussion of some of the methods and challenges of striving toward this goal.

    Cast: City of Sarasota

  • Commissioner's Corner, Shelli Freeland Eddie - July, 2019

    Please join us for the latest episode of Commissioner’s Corner! In this edition of Commissioner’s Corner, Commissioner Shelli Freeland Eddie is joined by Director of Financial Administration, Kelly Strickland for a deep dive into this year’s budget for the City of Sarasota. They discuss details of where the money comes from, where it goes, and how those priorities are set, in addition to important upcoming dates.

    Cast: City of Sarasota

  • Commissioner's Corner, Vice Mayor Jen Ahearn-Koch - June, 2019

    This time Vice Mayor Jen Ahearn-Koch welcomes Diane Desenberg and Kaitlin Bockmeyer to discuss Ranked Choice Voting.
    This system of voting is becoming more popular around the country, and was approved for Sarasota by voters over a decade ago, but has yet to be implemented.
    There are many advantages to the system, and it has broad appeal. Tune in and learn how it works!

    Cast: City of Sarasota

  • Commissioner's Corner, Jen Ahearn-Koch - May, 2019

    Join us for the latest episode of Commissioner’s Corner!
    This time Vice Mayor Jen Ahearn-Koch welcomes Diane Desenberg and Kaitlin Bockmeyer to discuss Ranked Choice Voting.
    This system of voting is becoming more popular around the country, and was approved for Sarasota by voters over a decade ago, but has yet to be implemented.
    There are many advantages to the system, and it has broad appeal. Tune in and learn how it works!

    Cast: City of Sarasota

  • Commissioner's Corner, Liz Alpert - February, 2019

    Mayor Liz Alpert sits down A.G. Lafley and Bill Waddill to discuss the Bay Sarasota project. Check out the plans and hear all about the future of this exciting project along Sarasota Bay.

    Cast: City of Sarasota

  • Commissioner's Corner - Shaw April 2019

    In this episode of Commissioner's Corner, Commissioner Willie Charles Shaw discusses a variety of topics related to District One specifically, and the City of Sarasota at large, including transportation, employments and economic development, among others.

    Cast: City of Sarasota

  • Commissioner's Corner - Freeland Eddie December 2018

    Please join us for the latest episode of Commissioner’s Corner! In this edition of Commissioner’s Corner, Commissioner Shelli Freeland Eddie is joined by City Building Officials and the Information Technology Director to discuss the building permitting process, and how residents can get information from the City’s website to navigate the process.

    Cast: City of Sarasota

  • Commissioner's Corner - Shaw November 2018

    Commissioner Willie Charles Shaw mixes it up for this episode of Commissioner's Corner! He is joined by Judy Jesiolowski, a student from USF who is working on a project related to what the concept of "home" means. The twist is that *she* interviews *him*! Tune in and see Commissioner Shaw as he discusses the Sarasota Community - its past, its present, and its future.

    Cast: City of Sarasota

  • Commissioner's Corner - Alpert September 2018

    Please join us for the latest episode of Commissioner’s Corner! In this edition of Commissioner’s Corner, Mayor Liz Alpert is joined by Parking Manager Mark Lyons to discuss the new St. Armand’s Circle parking garage and other parking initiatives being implemented on both the Circle and in Downtown Sarasota.

    Cast: City of Sarasota

  • Commissioner's Corner - Alpert April 2018

    Join us for the latest episode of Commissioner’s Corner! This edition features District 2 City Commissioner Liz Alpert. Commissioner Alpert walks viewers through a recap of the events of 2017, including the City’s response to Hurricane Irma, updates on Roundabout plans, Lido Beach renourishment, and much more.

    Cast: City of Sarasota

  • Commissioner's Corner - Freeland Eddie June 2018

    In this edition of Commissioner’s Corner, Commissioner Shelli Freeland Eddie is joined by Director of Planning Steven Cover and Information Technology’s GIS Coordinator Nick Alexandrou to discuss the City’s latest Geographic Information System innovations, and how citizens can use this valuable tool in their daily lives when researching properties, finding parks, traffic warnings and even during emergency events.

    Cast: City of Sarasota

  • Commissioner's Corner - Ahearn-Koch August 2018

    In this edition of Commissioner’s Corner, Vice-Mayor Jen Ahearn-Koch is joined by Larry Kelleher of Sarasota County Historical Resources to discuss some of the City of Sarasota’s own historical assets, the need to preserve them and their significance in defining the community that is Sarasota.

    Cast: City of Sarasota

  • Commissioner's Corner - Brody February 2018

    In this edition of Commissioner’s Corner, Commissioner Hagen Brody is joined by County Court Judge Erika Quartermaine to discuss the Comprehensive Treatment Court, a program designed to help chronically homeless individuals and address mental health issues for defendants instead of jail time.

    Cast: City of Sarasota

  • Commissioner's Corner - Ahearn-Koch January 2018

    In this edition of Commissioner’s Corner, Commissioner Jen Ahearn-Koch is joined by representatives from Sarasota’s higher education institutions - New College of Sarasota, Ringling College of Art and Design and Florida State University’s College of Medicine (Sarasota Campus) - to discuss the schools’ history and their significance in our community.

    Cast: City of Sarasota

  • Commissioner's Corner, Mayor Shelli Freeland Eddie - December, 2017

    In this edition of Commissioner’s Corner, Mayor Shelli Freeland Eddie is joined by Virginia Haley, President of Visit Sarasota County, to discuss how tourism goes well beyond our beaches, arts and shopping districts, especially as it relates to the City of Sarasota.

    Cast: City of Sarasota

  • Commissioner's Corner, Commissioner Willie Charles Shaw - October, 2017

    In this edition of Commissioner’s Corner, Commissioner Willie Charles Shaw is joined by Stephanie Hansum, Community Manager for the American Cancer Society, to discuss the upcoming “Relay For Life” event coming up in May 2018.

    Cast: City of Sarasota

  • Commissioner's Corner, Vice Mayor Liz Alpert - September, 2017

    In this edition of Commissioner’s Corner, Vice Mayor Liz Alpert is joined by Diana Corrigan, Executive Director of the St. Armands Circle Association, to discuss the many exciting things happening on St. Armands Circle. Tune in to hear some of the history of this shopping destination as well as some of the new improvements coming soon to the area!

    Cast: City of Sarasota

  • Commissioner's Corner, Commissioner Jen Ahearn-Koch - August, 2017

    In this edition of Commissioner’s Corner, Commissioner Jen Ahearn-Koch is joined by Mattison’s owner Paul Mattison, Event Producer Barbara Strauss and Drayton Saunders of the Michael Saunders Group to discuss the many contributions “Mr. Downtown” Paul Thorpe has made to the City of Sarasota, including the recent rededication of Pineapple Park in his honor.

    Cast: City of Sarasota

  • Commissioner's Corner, Mayor Shelli Freeland Eddie - June, 2017

    In this edition of Commissioner’s Corner, Mayor Shelli Freeland Eddie discusses how our community’s economic development is directly linked to education in our area high schools. The Mayor is joined by Booker High School Principle Dr. Rachel Shelley, Sarasota School’s Program Specialist Martha Jane Flynn and Booker High School Engineering Teacher Tina McCrey to talk about how students are learning all about designing and building drones and robots!

    Cast: City of Sarasota

  • Commissioner's Corner, Mayor Willie Charles Shaw - May, 2017

    In this edition of Commissioner’s Corner, Mayor Willie Charles Shaw is joined by Wendy Thomas, Prevention Coordinator and Leroy Butler, United Way Resource Center Associate, both from Booker Middle School. Together they discuss the SAVE Program (Sarasota Against Violence) and how the program in helping to change the behavior and culture in schools as it relates to violence, bullying and suspension, as well career building and college preparedness programs.

    Cast: City of Sarasota

  • Commissioner's Corner, Commissioner Liz Alpert - April, 2017

    In this edition of Commissioner’s Corner, Commissioner Liz Alpert is joined by Ron Soto, Chairman of the Downtown Improvement District and President of the Downtown Merchants Association, to discuss several issues facing Downtown Sarasota.

    Cast: City of Sarasota

  • Commissioner's Corner, Commissioner Suzanne Atwell - March, 2017

    In this edition of Commissioner’s Corner, Commissioner Suzanne Atwell is joined by Christine Robinson, Executive Director of the Argus Foundation, to discuss the foundation’s role in the community.

    Cast: City of Sarasota

  • Commissioner's Corner, Vice Mayor Shelli Freeland Eddie - February, 2017

    In this edition of Commissioner’s Corner, Vice Mayor Shelli Freeland Eddie sits down with Sarasota Police Department (SPD), Captain Corinne Stannish and Investigator Mike Harrell to discuss the passage of Amendment 2, The Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization, and how it affects the Sarasota community.

    Cast: City of Sarasota