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Closing the book on 2012's 'One Book, One Community'
The Library System turns the page on another successful campaign with events throughout February. Author appearances, book discussions, lectures and presentations ... read all about it here.
Update on Procurement
In May 2011, the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing identified opportunties for improving county procurement practices. Hear what we've accomplished so far during an open discussion at the Health and Human Services building in Sarasota.
The Legacy Trail celebrates its fourth anniversary with a "Tour de Parks' ride Sunday, March 25. Bike 20 miles on fully paved trails, or try the 35 or 65-mile rides on trails and publc roads. Breakfast is sponsored and served by First Watch. Register by March 11.
Watching our watersheds
Commissioner Jon Thaxton joins a panel of scientists, managers, policy makers and educators in a roundtable discussion about the health of our water bodies. Watch, Feb. 15, during the 2012Sarasota Bay Watershed Symposium.
On Feb. 3, County Administrator Randall Reid shared with commissioners his vision for the organization, and how he hopes citizens, commissions and employees will perceive the organization in the future.
Stand Up Fight Back as a group became involved in actively opposing a proposed dump at the Celery Fields in Sarasota, Florida, in February of 2017. I personally had been following the issue from abroad in Sweden and upon my return in Jan 2017 our steering committed agreed to officially proceed. I headed up the Celery Fields wing of our group and immediately began organizing events and public outreach to the County Commissioners. Along with hundreds of activists, thousand of hours and a massive amount of money, we won an impressive victory on August 23rd 2017 in defeating an industrial waste concrete crushing construction and yard debris facility situated within the 450 acres that is the Celery Fields.Dozens of members of our group were actively involved and showed up at every event, town hall, private meeting and all the public hearings. I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart to the top of the Celery Fields hill.This is a list of …