DREDGING UPDATE - AUGUST 2018
is working for a DO NO HARM solution for
Siesta Key and Big Pass
Prior to the Administrative Hearing, SKA had
filed a Verified
Complaint in civil court to prohibit the
dredging of Big Pass on the basis that it violates
the Sarasota County Comprehensive Plan.
The City of Sarasota filed an Amended Motion to
Dismiss our case just prior to the hearing on
their original Motion to Dismiss on Monday, July
23, 2018. As a result, the judge continued
the case to provide more time for responses.
SKA filed its response the first week in August
and is awaiting a date for the rescheduled
hearing. Unfortunately, the City's action
has resulted in increased legal fees for our
appreciate your continued contributions to
support legal expenses and representation on
behalf of Siesta Key! You can make a
tax-deductible contribution to SKEDF
of any amount to help us continue defending the
Siesta Key environment.
Please refer to our Big
Pass Project Page for more information on
the impact of the proposed project and less
harmful alternatives. SKA fully supports the
need for Lido Beach renourishment but strongly
advocates for sources of sand that do not endanger
Siesta Key or the Big Pass environment.