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02/08/2013

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WHERE IDEAS GO TO DIE The Sarasota City Commission and Sarasota County Commission meet in the Think Tank at the County Administration Center in downtown Sarasota. Photo by Norman Schimmel ANALYSIS: CITY, COUNTY COMMISSIONERS CONSULT WITHOUT CONCLUSIONS By Stan Zimmerman City Editor About once a year the Sarasota City and County commissions sit together and try to work out common solutions to common problems. This week, once again, the venue was the "Think Tank" on the third floor of the Sarasota County Administration Center on Ringling Boulevard. Tuesday, Feb. 5, agenda. And only one — maybe — "got fixed." HELP WITH THE HOMELESS By a fluke both County Administrator Randall Reid and City Manager Tom Barwin are relative newcomers to the community. Reid has tenure of a bit more The room had lots of than a year; Barwin seats, plenty of vidWe would ask the county to mirror is working on the sixeo screens and even what we do in the city. We do not need the month mark. historical panels on city to be a bigger magnet for the Almost from Day One, the wall to lend per- homeless. Barwin has been conspective to the hardfronted with problems Tom Barwin City Manager ball discussions. Only with the homeless and Sarasota four items were on the vagrants. Citizen com-

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