Sarasota News Leader

02/15/2013

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SOME HITS, SOME MISSES A Sarasota County graphic illustration shows the site plan for the new Emergency Operations Center. Image courtesy Sarasota County PLANS FOR THE COUNTY���S NEW EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER CAME IN $4 MILLION OVER BUDGET, BUT OTHER CAPITAL PROJECTS ARE IN GOOD SHAPE By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor As Sarasota County staff moved quickly through updates on the status of capital projects during a Feb. 8 budget workshop with the County Commission, one comment drew some groans. Bob Stuckey, general manager of public safety communications, was talking about the work of a stakeholders group in the design of the new Emergency Operations Center (EOC) when he mentioned the initial plans had come in over budget. Commissioner Christine Robinson allowed him to complete his presentation before That���s almost 25 percent over asking how much expenses appeared to be budget. over budget. Joe Barbetta Commissioner Sarasota County The answer: $3.9 million.

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