The City of Sarasota has extended its declaration of a local citywide public health emergency through at least April 10 following a weekly review, as required by the City Charter, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
04/03/2020 5:07 PM
The City of Sarasota Parks & Recreation District is busy posting daily at-home crafts, health & wellness tips, contests and more, on social media
04/03/2020 4:21 PM
The City of Sarasota on Monday announced that all time periods regarding the expiration of any valid and outstanding development permits previously issued by the City or currently under review are tolled for the duration of the State of the Emergency in Florida.
03/30/2020 2:41 PM
The City-owned boat ramps, 10th Street Boat Ramps and City Island Boat Ramps, as well as the Bird Key Park parking lot will close to the public effective Sunday, March 29 at 6 a.m. as part of emergency orders related to the COVID-19 public health emergency.
03/28/2020 4:34 PM
The City of Sarasota has extended its declaration of a local citywide public health emergency through April 3, prohibiting social gatherings in groups of 10 or more and authorizing the issuance of a citation for those who do not voluntarily comply. Residents also are strongly urged to stay at home e
03/26/2020 3:30 PM
Playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts and other amenities at City of Sarasota parks will be closed to the public effective 9 a.m. Wednesday, as part of the latest emergency orders issued for the COVID-19 public health emergency.
03/24/2020 5:30 PM
In an effort to keep the construction industry moving during the COVID-19 public health emergency, the City of Sarasota’s Building Division will have a drop box available to the public for plans and other transmittals.
03/23/2020 4:07 PM
The City of Sarasota on Monday announced the closure of Selby Five Points Park as part of emergency orders related to the COVID-19 public health emergency.
03/23/2020 12:42 PM
City of Sarasota buildings will close to the public effective Monday, March 23 to reduce the possible transmission of COVID-19. Most City operations and functions will continue with reduced staff working on-site or remotely.
03/20/2020 2:46 PM
The City of Sarasota on Thursday temporarily ceased the sale of beer, wine and alcohol at restaurants each day after 9 p.m. as part of emergency orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
03/19/2020 5:45 PM
The City of Sarasota has extended its declaration of a local citywide public health emergency, originally issued last week, in order to continue to protect the health and safety of the community and position the City to qualify for possible state or federal funds for losses associated with COVID-19.
03/18/2020 5:17 PM
The City of Sarasota on Monday announced the suspension of organized events and activities at the City’s recreational facilities and a scaling back of upcoming public meetings to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
03/16/2020 5:50 PM
To protect the health and safety of the community and position the City to qualify for possible state or federal funds for losses associated with COVID-19, the City of Sarasota has declared a local citywide public health emergency.
03/13/2020 1:52 PM
This spring, the City of Sarasota Parks & Recreation District is increasing the accessibility and enjoyment of swimming for youth by offering swim lessons at the Arlington Park & Aquatic Complex
03/02/2020 11:53 AM
The public is invited to join the City of Sarasota in realizing the vision for the future of transportation in our community by attending one of two open house meetings on Tuesday, March 10.
03/02/2020 8:39 AM
Next week the second phase of construction for the US 41-Fruitville Road Roundabout Project will begin and will include the closure of westbound Fruitville Road from Cocoanut Avenue to US 41.
02/28/2020 10:30 AM
The community is invited to a block party to celebrate the grand re-opening of Paul Thorpe Jr. Park and Lemon Avenue on Friday, March 6, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Paul Thorpe Jr. Park, 135 S. Pineapple Avenue. The free event will feature live music, refreshments and guided tours of the improvements
02/28/2020 9:20 AM
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), creators of the LEED green building rating system, announced the City of Sarasota is among 20 new cities and counties selected to participate in the 2020 LEED for Cities and Communities Grant Program.
02/25/2020 3:29 PM
City administration offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 17, in recognition of the Presidents Day holiday.
02/10/2020 10:00 AM
The City of Sarasota, in partnership with nonprofit financial institution Manatee Community Federal Credit Union, will host an open house aimed at educating residents about the low-cost financial services available to them, including the Reliable Ride Transportation Initiative.
02/05/2020 1:42 PM