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Sarasota County names Terry Lewis interim administrator
Terry Lewis, former North Port police chief, has been named interim Sarasota County administrator. Lewis also served as interim North Port city manager. Lewis replaces Jim Ley, whose contract as county administrator for the county ended May 25. View Mr. Lewis' agreement here. (MORE)
SCAT fare increases proposed
A proposed Sarasota County Area Transit increase in fares was brought forward by the Sarasota County Commission at its budget workshop June 14. SCAT is proposing to increase the regular fare from 75 cents per trip to $1.25. Rate increases are also being proposed for the SCAT DAY, 7-Day Pass, 30-Day Pass and fixed-route fares for seniors and persons with disabilities. If approved, the rate increases would go into effect Oct. 1, 2011. (MORE)
Panel discussion to close out Emma Lazarus exhibit at Jacaranda Public Library
"Emma Lazarus - Voice of Liberty, Voice of Conscience" a traveling exhibit on display at Jacaranda Public Library chronicling the life of the pioneer author and poet concludes with a local expert panel discussion. Wednesday, June 22, 6 p.m. at jacaranda Public Library, 4143 Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice. (MORE)
Free HIV testing in Venice and Sarasota
Testing will be available to the public from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at the Walgreens store, 1490 U.S. Highway 41 Bypass South (corner of U.S. 41 and Center Road) in Venice. .In addition to HIV, testing and screening will be available that day for syphilis, gonorrhea, blood pressure, glucose (blood sugar) and cholesterol.(MORE)
Monday, April 10,2017 7:00 p.m. surplus lands andcommunity treasures - crucial decisions -a town hall examination On Monday, April 10, 2017 please join CONA for a town hall examination of our surplus lands policies and zoning processes that are putting lands considered community treasures in danger, perhaps irreversibly. Such crucial decisions require public participation. The current offer to sell public lands adjacent to the Celery Fields for a construction waste processing facility has drawn the focus of adjacent neighborhoods, environmental groups, conservationists, and many concerned individuals. The issues will be examined to determine what should drive decisions about public lands and how policies may be changed to assure protection of our community treasures while making appropriate decisions about development and preservation.