Sarasota News Leader

02/01/2013

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CITY COMMISSION PREVIEW Residents of Golden Gate Point are upset about a new parking proposal for their neighborhood. Photo by Norman Schimmel WIFE BEATERS, TANDEM PARKING AND KAYAK STORAGE ON THE AGENDA FOR FEB. 4 By Stan Zimmerman City Editor The Sarasota City Commissioners will sit down Monday, Feb. 4, to face a local firearms issue, a proposal for easy kayak storage in city parks and some citizens from Golden Gate Point upset about a proposal for changing their parking. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CONCERNS suggest the commission approve and forward to the State Attorney's Office and the Florida Legislature three measures that could save the lives of battered spouses. The first would add a "domestic violence weapons search warrant" to any Domestic Violence Injunction issued by local judges. The violence could turn lethal if there is a handgun in the house. The search warrant would allow police to hunt for weapons as part of the process of serving the injunction papers. The city's Independent Police Advisory Panel took on two major initiatives in its first year. One was the use of mediation to reduce the number of official complaints citizens are filing over police behavior. The second measure seeks a change in the The second was an examination of domestic state law to prevent the expiration of tempoviolence. Monday afternoon, the panel will rary injunctions if the accused violator cannot

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