Sarasota County Updates

Welcome to Sarasota County's community e-newsletter. If you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback relating to this newsletter, contact us at
The Sarasota County Commission selected Paul Caragiulo, District 2, as chair and Nancy C. Detert, District 3, as vice chair for 2017 during its annual retreat. Michael A. Moran will serve as Pro Tem.
Sarasota County's Comprehensive Plan has received the 2016 Outstanding Planning Project Award from the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Florida Planning and Zoning Association.
The Sarasota County Commission approved a resolution on Tuesday, Dec. 13, designating 71 Sarasota County parks and preserves in north and south county as "dog friendly." These are sites where dogs are welcome, but must be leashed at all times.
During the holiday season consider giving gifts that will help protect family members and friends during an emergency. 
Residents can keep their homes safe for the holidays by following these safety tips before, during and after the celebrations.
Drug Free Sarasota and the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office have partnered with the Sarasota County Department of Health to distribute special pouches for homebound residents to safely dispose of unused or expired prescription medications.
The deadline for enrollment in the Health Insurance Exchange for coverage in 2017 is Jan. 31, 2017. Enrollment is easy and most people qualify for monthly savings. 
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