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SKA Annual Member Breakfast Meeting

April 5, 2024 — Carrie Seidman, Herald-Tribune columnist, will be the featured speaker at the 2024 SKA Annual Breakfast Meeting. The event will be held at the St. Boniface Episcopal Read More >

Residents voice opposition to Benderson proposals at January 8 workshop

January 14, 2024 — Approximately 250 people attended the Benderson January 8 workshop that proposed drastic changes to Siesta Key building regulations to facilitate building a 147-room hotel in the Read More >

Jim Wallace resumes challenge to Promenade stoplight at Avenue B and C

December 13, 2023 — Attendees at the December 7 SKA meeting learned of a new legal challenge to the Prominade project. Based on rulings in recent court cases involving hotels Read More >

County Moves forward on Unlimited Density for Hotels on Siesta Key

December 2, 2023 — Despite significant public opposition, County Commissioners voted 3-1 to advance only Benderson ‘s proposal for unlimited density for hotels on Siesta Key at their November 28 Read More >

Tips on Preventing Falls

November 24, 2023 — — During holidays we rush to get things done, and sometimes forget safety.  We were delighted at SKA’s November meeting to have Dave Ochsendorf of Siesta Read More >

Nov 20 workshop on proposed regulations for rebuilding condominiums on Siesta Key

November 18, 2023 — On November 20, beginning at 5:30 pm, Sarasota County Planning and Development Services will hold a virtual public workshop regarding voluntary demolition and rebuilding of condominium Read More >

County Commission drops appeals of court and DOAH rulings

October 27, 2023 — The County Commission voted unanimously to drop its pending appeal to a Florida administrative law judge’s ruling in Lourdes Ramirez’s lawsuit opposing a 170-room hotel in Read More >

Annular solar eclipse October 14, 2023

Spectacular Solar Eclipse

October 14, 2023 — Using his telescope, SKA member Kent Larsen captured this beautiful image of the October 2023 annular solar eclipse. Thanks for sharing, Kent!

Credit Card Payment Notice

December 22, 2023 — — SKA has resumed accepting credit card payments for membership and donations. For those paying by check, please note that SKA’s NEW mail address is: Siesta Read More >

Developer of hotel at former Wells Fargo location proposes higher density for Siesta hotels

September 29, 2023 — Dave Balot, developer of a hotel at former the Wells Fargo location, will seek a Comprehensive Plan amendment to allow increased transient units per acre for Read More >