Siesta Key Association, Siesta Key, Florida

IN OUR 70TH YEAR OF SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY

The Siesta Key Association was formed in 1948 as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit community group dedicated to maintaining Siesta Key as an attractive residential area. Siesta Key has no unique government entity. Our mission is to provide a representative voice with county government in civic and community affairs of interest to all property owners and residents on Siesta Key. 

SKA has about 2000 individual members , but we always welcome new ones.  Join us today to participate in this important community organization.  Simply click the link to the right to get started.  Just a $30 yearly investment will help us all to protect the distinctive character of Siesta Key.


SKOD Amendment 2017-070 Passed

The public hearing on this topic was held at the County Commission chambers on Ringling Blvd at 1:30pm on April 11th.  The room was again full of concerned residents, many wearing "Vote No" signs. 

SKA expressed our opposition during the hearing, referring to our member survey where 89% of respondents opposed any changes to the SKOD ordinances.  Many other individuals and groups, such as the Siesta Key Condo Council, expressed opposition.  The people in favor of the change were several businesses in the Old Stickney Point Road area - primarily the restaurant owners.

You can read the summary of our survey that was mailed to the Commissioners prior to the meeting and the comments delivered at the meeting from their respective links here.  You can view or download the video of the meeting from the County website.

Despite hours of testimony from residents opposing the change, the Commission ultimately decided to approve the amendment on a 3-2 vote.  Commissioner Hines opposed the change because he felt "nothing is broken" in the current SKOD ordinances.  Commissioner Detert opposed the change because she favored having more workshops and a Staff-initiated amendment, if an amendment was determined to be needed.  In the end, the majority of the Commissioners decided the area needed special treatment as a blighted district in need of immediate improvements.

SKA will continue to follow what comes next for this area, which most likely will be a proposal for a hotel by Dr. Gary Kompothecras.

SKA JUNE  PUBLIC MEETING

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 4:30PM
St. Boniface Episcopal Church Parish Hall
5615 Midnight Pass Road – Siesta Key

Guest Speakers: Lisa Cece
Sarasota County Special District Coordinator
FPL Regional Managers
LED Lighting - Siesta Key Lighting District

Please join us to hear this important information and ask questions of the experts. We will also deliver updates on some of our key SKA projects.

We look forward to seeing you there!

SKA WORKING FOR YOU

Stay Active with the Siesta Key Association...

The Siesta Key Association has a rich tradition of representing and proactively lobbying for the rights of the citizens of Siesta Key, and it is becoming ever more critical to have an active body that represents the interest of all property owners on Siesta Key.

SKA needs volunteers who can actively participate in subcommittees which work closely with the County to beautify our island, look after the environment and ensure that zoning laws are followed, so that we can look forward to maintaining the essence of Siesta Key which is so important to all of us. Please contact info@siestakeyassociation.com for more information.

If you don't have the time to participate in subcommittees, you can learn more about what is happening in your community and contribute your ideas by attending any of the monthly SKA Public Meetings held the first Thursday of every month.

And don't forget to keep your email address current! We don't want to lose touch with you!

GOALS PROJECTS 2018

  • Provide advocacy for our members with County and State government
  • Maintain Siesta Key Overlay District standards and the Gulf Beach Setback Line
  • Protect our natural environment of mangrove, tree canopy, beach vegetation, waterways, and wildlife
  • Pursue bike, pedestrian, and driver safety and reduced traffic on Siesta Key and Bay Island
  • Protect Sarasota Big Pass environment and advocate alternatives for Lido Key renourishment
  • Continue beach park collaborative planning, including paid parking and off-island parking
  • Advocate for minimal impact from Siesta Promenade development
  • Code Red participation for all Siesta Key residents
  • Beautify and improve Siesta Key
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IMPORTANT ISSUES

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SKEDF.org

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Siesta Key Association • PO Drawer 35200 • Sarasota, FL 34242 • 941-364-4880info@siestakeyassociation.com