Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)

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Public Purpose:
To take responsibility of studying conditions in the City of Sarasota, Florida and making recommendations to the City Commission pertaining to any actions necessary to improve conditions in the City, including implementation of the provisions of Part III, Chapter 163, Florida Statutes (the "Redevelopment Act").

Click Here for Community Redevelopment Area Plans and 2020 Plan Update

Governing Body:         City Commission
Appointing Authority: City Commission

Website: n/a

Fiscal Year:  October 1 - September 30
To View All CRA Budgets, Budget Resolutions, Amendments, and Annual Financial Reports:
Click here for link to Department of Financial Services' website


Meeting Agendas & Materials: Click here to view meeting agendas & materials 


NEWTOWN COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AREA NEWSLETTERS
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Primary Contact:

Registered Agent's Name: Shayla Griggs
Registered Office Address: 1565 First Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
Telephone: (941) 263-6392
Email: Shayla.Griggs@sarasotagov.com
Active or Inactive: Active
Status: Dependent
Local Governing Authority: City of Sarasota
Function(s): Community Redevelopment
Date Created/Established: September 22, 1986
Charter including
Creation Documents
& Boundaries :
Sarasota County Resolution 86-444 (09/22/86)  (designating City Commission as governing body of CRA)
City Resolution 06R-1901 (06/05/2006) (finding Newtown as a blighted area)
City Ordinance 08-4821 (06/02/2008) (expanding CRA to include Newtown area with NCRA base valuation of Jan 1, 2007)
City Ordinance 08-4828 (07/21/2008) (resetting NCRA base valuation date from Jan 1, 2007 to Jan 1, 2008)
Resolution No. 08R-2037 (05/19/2008) (adopting Newtown Community Redevelopment Plan)
City Ordinance 17-5227 (09/18/2017) (resetting NCRA base valuation date to Jan 1, 2017)
Statutory Authority: Chapter 163, Part III, Florida Statutes
Governing Body: Same as Local Governing Authority
Authority to Issue Bonds: Yes
Revenue Source: Tax Increment Financing
Adopted Code of Ethics:
n/a - Chapter 112, Part III, Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees