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  • City Hall Selfie Logo

    Sarasota celebrates #CityHallSelfie Day on Aug. 15

    The City of Sarasota will be observing #CityHallSelfie Day, a nationwide celebration of local government and civic awareness, on its social media channels for the third straight year on Thursday, Aug. 15.

    08/14/2019 1:54 PM

  • Homeless Outreach Team, homlessness

    City, local agencies collaborate to start Florida's first homeless court

    To help address the root causes of chronic homelessness, the City of Sarasota launched the first homeless court in the state of Florida in collaboration with the 12th Judicial Circuit Court, Office of the State Attorney, Office of the Public Defender, Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness and Gul

    07/23/2019 11:00 AM

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    City Commission sets preliminary millage rate

    After extensive review of the proposed fiscal year 2019-20 budget, the City Commission on Monday set the preliminary operating millage rate at 3.2632 mills, unchanged from last year’s rate and one of the lowest in the state of Florida.

    07/17/2019 9:50 AM

  • Parking, Downtown Parking Map

    Downtown parking program begins week of July 8

    Featuring improved access to the most desirable on-street parking spaces, the new downtown parking program will begin the week Monday, July 8 as the Parking Operations Division rolls out the Judicial Parking District followed by the Downtown Parking District.

    07/08/2019 10:55 AM

  • Bobby Jones Golf Club is also an environmental asset.

    City, Conservation Foundation of Gulf Coast explore partnership for Bobby Jones Golf Club

    The City of Sarasota and the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast have begun to discuss ways to preserve the 300-acre Bobby Jones Golf Club property in perpetuity for golf, recreation and as natural lands.

    06/28/2019 3:58 PM

  • Independence Day_2019

    City administrative offices closed for Fourth of July holiday

    City of Sarasota administrative offices will be closed Thursday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

    06/27/2019 8:20 AM

  • Sign prohibiting firearms at City Commission meetings, per Florida statutes.

    City announces security screening measures for meetings

    Beginning Monday, June 17, the state law prohibiting firearms at meetings of governing bodies will begin to be actively enforced in the City of Sarasota.

    06/13/2019 3:29 PM

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    City reiterates commitment to Sarasota Orchestra

    In light of today’s announcement about the Sarasota Orchestra expanding its site exploration for a new music center, the City of Sarasota reiterates its deep and continuing commitment to this cultural institution.

    05/30/2019 2:40 PM

  • Lemon Avenue Streetscape construction rendering

    Main Street-Lemon Avenue intersection to close beginning May 28

    The intersection of Main Street and Lemon Avenue in downtown Sarasota is expected to close to vehicular traffic beginning May 28 for approximately five weeks as work begins on the Lemon Avenue streetscape project. The intersection is anticipated to reopen in time for the annual downtown “Boats on th

    05/24/2019 10:31 AM

  • Memorial Day Parade

    City hosts Memorial Day parade Monday, May 27

    The City of Sarasota, in conjunction with the Sarasota Patriotic Observance Committee, will host the annual Memorial Day parade at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27, in downtown Sarasota.

    05/21/2019 9:54 AM

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    Orange Ave.-MLK Way water main project begins May 28

    The intersection at North Orange Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way in north Sarasota will be partially closed to traffic beginning Tuesday, May 28, as crews begin work on a water main replacement project.

    05/20/2019 2:44 PM

  • Memorial Day 2019 graphic

    City offices to close for Memorial Day on May 27

    City of Sarasota administrative offices will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.

    05/20/2019 9:36 AM

  • City Auditor and Clerk, Meetings, Archived meetings

    Archived City Commission meetings available on demand

    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

    05/13/2019 2:24 PM

  • Sarasota in Motion logo

    ‘Sarasota in Motion’ kicks off with public workshops, online survey

    Everyone who lives, works and plays in Sarasota is invited to get on board as the City embarks on Sarasota in Motion, its first citywide transportation master plan.

    05/08/2019 9:10 AM

  • Permitting

    Permitting Division updates computer system; Customer service impacted May 6-10

    The Permitting Division within the Development Services Department will have very limited customer service next week May 6-9 and the office will be closed Friday, May 10 as the division modernizes and continues the process of digitizing to a new enterprise computer system.

    05/02/2019 4:33 PM

  • St Armands Garage, Parking

    St. Armands Garage grand opening set for April 29

    The City of Sarasota will host a grand opening ceremony for the St. Armands Garage, 57 N. Adams Drive, on Monday, April 29 at 11 a.m. The public is invited to join the festivities, which will include tours of the facility, ribbon cutting and remarks from St. Armands business leaders as well as City

    04/24/2019 11:30 AM

  • A vendor table at 2018 Earth Day Festival

    City hosting Earth Day Festival on April 22

    The public is invited to join the festivities as the City of Sarasota and Sarasota County UF/IFAS Extension host a special Earth Day Festival on Monday, April 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Selby Five Points Park in downtown Sarasota.

    04/15/2019 10:16 AM

  • Community Canopy, tree

    Community Canopy program returns

    The Community Canopy program, which gives away free trees to help expand the urban canopy while reducing energy bills, will return to the City of Sarasota Monday, April 15. In partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation and the Florida Forest Service, the City will provide 250 trees to residents at n

    04/12/2019 4:00 PM

  • Volunteers picking up trash during a cleanup event

    All volunteer spots filled for April 13 cleanup

    The City of Sarasota and more than 130 volunteers will participate in this year’s Great American Cleanup, organized by Keep Sarasota County Beautiful, on Saturday, April 13.

    04/12/2019 9:21 AM

  • Jumping Fish sculpture at the Palm/Cocoanut avenue roundabout

    ‘Jumping Fish’ dedication ceremony set for April 8

    04/05/2019 8:41 AM

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