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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

October 7, 2023 — SKA is currently making changes to its credit card payment process. Until further notice, please make payments for membership or donations by check and mail to: 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 >

Siesta Key hotel update: County Commission seeks final judgement in Siesta Key hotel litigations

September 20, 2023 — The Sarasota County Commission voted unanimously to seek a final judgment in the 12th Judicial Circuit Court regarding both Siesta Key hotel lawsuits that were filed Read More >

Be Prepared for Hurricane Season

August 6, 2023 — For those who missed the August 3 SKA meeting, here is Ed McCrane’s, as always, excellent presentation on how to prepare for a hurricane. See Ed Read More >

Ideas on how to spend $201.5 million? Tell County before August 25

August 4, 2023 — According to the County website, “Sarasota County is a direct recipient of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery Read More >