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NEWS BRIEFS The City of Sarasota is moving its Parking Operations Division from the Police Department to City Hall next week. Photo by Norman Schimmel PARKING OPERATIONS DIVISION RELOCATES TO CITY HALL The Parking Operations Division (POD) of the City of Sarasota will relocate from the Sarasota Police Headquarters to the lobby of City Hall, 1565 First St., as of Wednesday, Feb. 20, at noon, the city has announced. The current location will close at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 19, so the move can take place, a city news release says. ���Members of the public who would like to pay a parking citation or take care of other public parking matters in person should note the temporary closing and new location��� beginning Feb. 20, the release says. ���Consideration will be provided to anyone unable to make payment during the office relocation time,��� it adds. Citations also can be paid online by clicking here. ���As City Manager Tom Barwin settles into his fifth month on the job, he is assessing the location of some key functions and staff members,��� the release notes. ���With the POD based in City Hall, it will be more conveniently located for members of the public as well as staff,��� the release points out. ���People are accustomed to doing business at City Hall,��� said Parking Division Chief Mark Lyons in the release. ���Having the POD in one centralized location downtown will make it Regular business hours for the POD will be easier for people to come in and take care of Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. their parking business.���

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