Sarasota News Leader

03/22/2013

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RETHINKING PROPERTY USAGE A proposed site plan shows how Sarasota County Sheriff���s Office facilities could be located on the site of the new county Emergency Operations Center at the Cattlemen Road/Porter Way intersection. Image courtesy Sarasota County THE COUNTY COMMISSION SEEKS ALTERNATIVES TO BUILDING NEW SHERIFF���S OFFICE FACILITIES NEXT TO ITS PLANNED EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor After listening to a March 20 staff proposal for Commissioner Joe Barbetta cast the ���No��� combining Sarasota County Sheriff���s Office vote. facilities on the Cattlemen Road site of the ���I couldn���t possibly planned new Emersupport this complex,��� gency Operations CenWhat I���m trying to avoid doing is Barbetta said of a proter (EOC), the County Commission voted 4-1 what I���ve seen governments do numerous posal that would put to request staff reas- times ��� what makes them really lousy Sheriff���s Office buildsess all other coun- land speculators: Buy high and sell low. ings on what he called ���prime commercial ty-owned property in Nora Patterson Commissioner footage on a major that area and report Sarasota County back in 60 days. highway.���

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