After extensive review of the proposed fiscal year 2018-19 budget, the City Commission set the preliminary operating millage rate at 3.2632 mills. A slight increase of .0904 mills, this additional new rate will generate $914,546 to offset new parks and recreation expenses. Compared to all Florida m
07/17/2018 2:53 PM
Following an incident at Art Ovation, Mayor Liz Alpert is expressing concern for the Sarasota community and supporting the conveyance of all reports of possible hate crimes to City Hall for review.
07/10/2018 4:09 PM
The third annual Bradenton/Sarasota 2-Man North South Championship golf tournament will be held July 14 at Bobby Jones Golf Club and July 15 at River Run Golf Links in Bradenton.
07/05/2018 1:59 PM
A new pedestrian-activated crosswalk signal on U.S. 41 is now active, providing improved safety and walkability for downtown residents and visitors.
06/28/2018 1:08 PM
City of Sarasota administrative offices will be closed Wednesday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.
06/27/2018 8:26 AM
Following 18 months of litigation, the state has granted final approval for a coastal permit Monday that clears the way for the much-needed joint federal-local Lido Beach shoreline restoration and protection project.
06/19/2018 3:02 PM
City employees will have the opportunity to take a “paws” from their workday and meet a group of therapy dogs when they visit City Hall on Friday for a “Paws & Relax” event.
06/14/2018 3:08 PM
The City of Sarasota will host a series of community meetings to gather input on future improvements to Bobby Jones Golf Club.
06/06/2018 8:46 AM
City residents are encouraged to sign up for the CodeRED alert notification system to receive important messages and severe weather warnings as the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1.
05/31/2018 4:14 PM
A local State of Emergency was declared by the City of Sarasota for Lido Beach erosion Wednesday afternoon following an extensive walking inspection of the severely eroded beach by City Manager Tom Barwin and a Florida Department of Environmental Protection official.
05/30/2018 4:46 PM
The annual downtown Memorial Day parade has been canceled due to the threat of inclement weather and out of concern for public safety, officials and organizers announced Friday.
05/25/2018 2:43 PM
Residents traveling after dark in the Central Cocoanut, Rosemary District and Gillespie Park neighborhoods may notice a temporary outage of some decorative street lights in the area.
05/22/2018 4:55 PM
The City of Sarasota will host a groundbreaking ceremony at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, to mark the official start of construction on the much-anticipated St. Armands Parking Garage.
05/22/2018 11:30 AM
City of Sarasota administrative offices will be closed Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day.
05/22/2018 10:07 AM
The intersection of Orange Avenue and Ringling Boulevard is now open to all traffic as a new roundabout.
05/16/2018 10:15 AM
To encourage public input and accommodate residents’ workday schedules, the Tree Advisory Committee will hold a special evening session to gather input on the City of Sarasota’s tree protection ordinance on Wednesday, May 23 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 1565 First Street.
05/14/2018 5:34 PM
The City of Sarasota will begin work Tuesday, May 29, on a resurfacing project on a 1.4-mile stretch of Osprey Avenue between Siesta Drive and Bahia Vista Street.
05/10/2018 3:19 PM
Long-term protection of the Lido Beach shoreline will move forward following a significant decision today by an administrative law judge approving a much needed joint federal-local restoration project.
05/08/2018 4:17 PM
A new single-lane roundabout at the intersection of Orange Avenue and Ringling Boulevard is expected to be open to traffic early next week.
05/08/2018 2:46 PM
In celebration of International Compost Awareness Week on May 6-12, the City of Sarasota is partnering with residents and businesses to help reduce our collective impact on the landfill and our environment.
05/07/2018 11:35 AM