Sarasota News Leader

03/22/2013

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NEWS BRIEFS Property owners on St. Armands Circle are engaged in their own election. Photo by Norman Schimmel ANOTHER ELECTION UNDER WAY ON ST. ARMANDS In the middle of the biennial election cycle for Sarasota city commissioners, the St. Armands Business Improvement District is holding an election of its own ��� but only property owners get a vote. er degree of maintenance. For example, while the city pressure-washes the sidewalks twice a year, the district can pay for more frequent cleaning of them. Ballots are due April 2, and the counting will The district���s charter is expiring, and the 57 take place the next day at 10 a.m. in the Saraproperty owners must decide if they want to sota City Auditor and Clerk���s Office in City continue it for another decade. The district Hall. �� raises about $200,000 in extra property tax revenue each year for promotion and a high- Stan Zimmerman

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