Sarasota News Leader

07/04/2013

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CITY BRIEFS As a result of City Commission action this week, Unconditional Surrender will remain solitary in its bayfront eye-catching site. Photo by Norman Schimmel THE CITY COMMISSION APPROVES LEASHES FOR PETS IN ALL OF PAYNE PARK; THE IWO JIMA BAYFRONT PLAZA PLAN DIES; AND TAXICAB LICENSE RENEWALS ONCE AGAIN BECOME A POLICE DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBILITY By Stan Zimmerman City Editor Taxicabs get a new "master," dogs get leashes for Payne Park and a Marine Corps memorial on the bayfront goes up in political smoke: These were a few of the issues that were resolved at the July 1 meeting of the Sarasota City Commission. The renewals were a police function, but when the old police station proved too small for the "convergence," the function was transferred to City hall. Now it is going back to the Police Department. "We have a brand new police station with lots of parking out front and lots of volunteers," HACKS GET NEW REGULATOR said Mayor Shannon Snyder. "It's a good idea The annual renewal of licenses for taxicabs for them to have an idea who's out there at creates a madhouse in the Sarasota City Clerk night." and Auditor's Office as "a great convergence" occurs annually just before the Oct. 1 start of Snyder cited several reasons for the relothe new fiscal year. cation. One involved security of the clerk's

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