Sarasota News Leader

12/28/2012

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CONTENTS THE NOISE ORDINANCE 2012 The Year In Review Click Any Headline To Go Directly To That Article NEWS & COMMENTARY YEAR IN REVIEW: JANUARY 9 YEAR IN REVIEW: FEBRUARY 14 YEAR IN REVIEW: MARCH 18 YEAR IN REVIEW: APRIL 22 YEAR IN REVIEW: MAY 26 YEAR IN REVIEW: JUNE 32 YEAR IN REVIEW: JULY 40 YEAR IN REVIEW: AUGUST 50 Law enforcement agencies asked to investigate alleged misuse of City of Sarasota computer files; Siesta runner killed in alleged drunken driving incident; City Manager Bob Bartolotta resigns Search for new city manager begins; city staff works with two developers on proposals for a hotel next to the Palm Avenue parking garage City Commission bags the downtown parking meters; Sheriff Tom Knight���s annual report for 2011 shows the crime rate remains relatively low The county sees a 10.7 percent increase in tourism for the period of January through March, compared to the same months in 2011; the County Commission agrees to accelerate the timetable for widening Bee Ridge Road east of I-75 Consultant tells the City Commission the city���s software has not been updated for years; the County Commission approves the site for a new Emergency Operations Center; Longboat Key Police Chief Al Hogle dies in a motorcycle accident A Sarasota News Leader investigation determines Sarasota City Auditor and Clerk Pam Nadalini has been unable to secure a bond as required by the city charter; County Commissioner Jon Thaxton, who cannot run for reelection because of term limits, decides to challenge Supervisor of Elections Kathy Dent The City Commission fails to agree on a new city manager then does an about-face and votes to hire Tom Barwin; the County Commission approves a pilot program for feral hog hunts in South County County damage from Tropical Storm Debby in June is estimated at $7 million; the City of Sarasota begins searching for a new police chief; Walmart announces plans to build a store in the Ringling Shopping Center COVER PHOTOS: Front - Robert Hackney; Sarasota Leisure - Norman Schimmel

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