Sarasota News Leader

05/10/2013

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Sarasota News Leader May 10, 2013 sentation on the history of 2050, touching on its goals of preserving open space and requiring new neighborhoods to adhere to New Urbanist design principles. According to Parsons' slideshow, 8,020 units have been "entitled" under 2050 guidelines since 2008, but only 103 have gotten all the way to the permitting stage. Page 8 A persistent 2050 critic, Commissioner Joe Barbetta seized on those numbers as proof the rules are "unworkable." "That's the real issue before us today," said Barbetta. "What's preventing column one to getting to column two to getting to column three? That's what we need to talk about today." Lourdes Ramirez, president of the Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations, has been a critic of the move to revise the 2050 Plan. Photo by Norman Schimmel

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