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Beach University classes to begin again at Siesta Public Beach

February 20, 2020 — According to the web site: The Siesta Key main pavilion is the site of the program, with classes starting on March 5th from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. It is the only institution of higher learning with a 100% acceptance rate, Beach University will start welcoming students again in March, Sarasota Read More >

Reminder: EPA Hearing Jan 28th for Kampachi Farms Pollution Discharge Permit

Posted January 27, 2020 The Public Hearing for the Kampachi FishFarms, LLC proposal to test fish farming using twenty thousand Almaco Jack (native Gulf) fish, suspended in a cage in the Gulf of Mexico will be held on Jan 28 starting at 5:30 pm at the MoteMarine Laboratory WAVE Center, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, Read More >

County Meeting on the SKUA Plant Demolition on Jan 16

Jan. 15, 2020 For your information, the County is holding a meeting on the SKUA plant demolition this Thursday, Jan 16, at St. Boniface at 4:30 pm. The County is holding an open house for public input. The meeting notice was provided by postcard to those living within 750 feet of the plant, but SKA Read More >

Update on Big Pass Sand Borrow Area Offshore of Siesta Key

Big Pass Sand Borrow Area Offshore of Siesta Key Eliminated from Dredging Plans Rachel Brown Hackney – January 13, 2020 Map of Big Pass Sand Borrow-Area Offshore of Siesta Key January 22, 2020 After reviewing the new U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ solicitation package for the Lido Renourishment Project, Siesta Key Association leaders expressed Read More >

Test Fish Farm Planned for the Gulf of Mexico

Jan. 2, 2020 There is a test Fish Farm planned for the Gulf of Mexico.  The EPA will hold a public hearing on Jan. 28th at 5:30 pm at Mote Marine on the approval of this test fish farm. The purpose of this public hearing is to receive your comments. If you are planning to Read More >

Lido Key Renourishment: Lido Key Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project Bid

The Lido Key Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project has issued a revised bid package. Below is a link to the project where you can get the bid package. Here are Bob Luckner’s highlights of the revised bid details: The bid request continues to EXCLUDE the eastern 0.7 miles of Cut C. This is where Read More >

Summary: Dec 11th FDOT Meeting and Next Action

Dec. 15, 2019 – Just to recap the FDOT meeting, Sura reported we had more than 125 people who attended the FDOT hearing on December 11th. There was an FDOT spokesperson, which listened to the audience’s questions before the meeting but did not provide any back and forth question and answer session. There were also Read More >

Oct 30: Redistricting Sarasota Commissioner Meeting

On Oct. 30 at 1:30 pm, the County Commissioners will meet to continue their discussion on redistricting. It has been reported that Map 1 received the most votes. However, a new map submitted by ‘Adam Smith’ has come into the Commissioners’ mail and it may be introduced by the Commissioners for some type of action. Read More >

Case Status Update: Siesta Promenade Court Hearing

On Monday, October 14, 2019, beginning at 10:30 AM, the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court heard oral arguments regarding the County Commission-approved Siesta Promenade project. The project location, on the NW corner of U.S. 41 and Stickney Point Road, is of critical concern to residents and visitors using that intersection every day. Sarasota County and developer, Read More >


2017 CA 1181 NC – THE SIESTA KEY ASSOCIATION OF SARASOTA INC, ET AL v CITY OF SARASOTA                           The Siesta Key Association of Sarasota, Inc. (SKA) received notice from our Attorney, Kent Saffriet, Esq., our Petition for Mandamus was denied in the 12th Circuit Court. This ruling is an unexpected outcome, a significant departure from Read More >