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Iona now one-lane at intersection; lansdscaping continues

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Report potholes, storm drains, directly to the county

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Have a pothole to report? A traffic light not working? Storm drains not draining?

Sarasota County has new ways to get in touch with the county to report problems and see follow-up action:



Sarasota County has launched two new digital tools that will provide citizens with additional ways to engage with their government.
First, the county has partnered with SeeClickFix on a new platform that will allow the public to report quality-of-life issues and request county services. With the free SeeClickFix mobile app and web tools, Sarasota County citizens will now be able to provide county staff with pictures, videos, specific descriptions and a real-time location with their reports or requests. Citizens can report non-emergency issues, from traffic hazards like potholes to inoperable traffic signals, as well as view and comment on problems submitted by their neighbors. They can even create their own "watch areas" to receive notifications about all the issues reported in their communit…

Sarasota Labor Stats

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This set of stats was released by the County in connection with the upcoming Neighborhoods Conference. A full list of tours and workshops is here. Click the image to make it larger:

Fence installation along Coleridge; Wake Ave. to reopen soon

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2016 Neighborhoods Conference Early Registration Discount

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This October, the Florida Neighborhoods Conference will bring communities and concerned citizens from all around Florida to Sarasota County for three days of workshops and exchange of ideas.

In 2008, some from Sarasota attended the last conference and came away impressed with the quality of the leaders and the knowledge shared about housing, organizing, working with government, methods for communication and networking.

A list of workshops is here.

Discount for those who sign up before Sept. 2.

The time has finally arrived - registration for the 2016 Florida Neighborhoods Conference, hosted October 13-15 by Sarasota County in Venice, Florida - is now open!  Register before September 2 and receive the "early bird" discount rate of $50.  Basic registration includes a suite of neighborhood-oriented workshops, a continental breakfast, keynote lunch, anniversary celebration, awards breakfast, and your choice of tours.  Did we mention you get all that for only$50??!
          If you …

Paving continues; Wake Ave. remains closed

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New Park Site, Change in Polling Places - County Updates

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Welcome to Sarasota County's community e-newsletter. If you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback relating to this newsletter, contact us atcommunications@scgov.netPublic invited to share ideas about new park site in north county Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources would like you to share your thoughts and ideas at a community workshop on the future neighborhood park. New Human Resources director to start
Aug. 22
Sarasota County has hired Christopher J. Louria to become director of the Human Resources Department. Supervisor of Elections announces polling place changes

Wake Ave. to close beginning Monday

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Third Mowing Meeting and other County Updates

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Welcome to Sarasota County's community e-newsletter. If you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback relating to this newsletter, contact us at communications@scgov.net
County hosting third meeting on proposed changes to mowing on residential streets 
Sarasota County is proposing changes to the mowing level of service in residential areas within the county's urban service boundary, and is hosting a third public workshop at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 9, at the Nokomis Community Center. Sarasota County earns national procurement award for second year For the second consecutive year, Sarasota County's Procurement department has been honored for "Achievement of Excellence in Procurement" by the National Procurement Institute. Local health officials promote
breastfeeding support
Sarasota County's department of health and numerous partners have joined in promoting breastfeeding during August.

County contemplates changes in chicken keeping

Sarasota County will host public workshops on backyard chicken keeping Aug. 2 in Sarasota and Aug. 3 in Venice.

SARASOTA COUNTY - Sarasota County is considering a change to the regulations in its code affecting backyard chicken keeping in residential zones and will host two public workshops on the topic.
Two workshops are planned to review the proposed code and gather input ahead of public hearings before the Sarasota County Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners, as follows: Public workshop 1: 6 p.m. Aug. 2,
County Administration Center, 1660 Ringling Blvd., First Floor Commission Chambers, Sarasota  Public workshop 2: 6 p.m. Aug. 3,
R.L. Anderson Administration Center, 4000 S. Tamiami Trail, Commission Chambers, Venice Planning Commission public hearing: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18, 
County Administration Center, 1660 Ringling Blvd., First Floor Commission Chambers, Sarasota Board of County Commissioners, first public hearing: Sept. 20 (time TBD), 
County Administration Center, 1660 Ri…