Sarasota News Leader

09/06/2013

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A HAZARDOUS SITUATION CONFIRMED Vehicles are parked on the grass right of way on the south side of Avenida de Mayo in March. Photo courtesy of Marlene Merkle THE COUNTY COMMISSION ASKS STAFF TO WORK ON STRIPING PARKING SPOTS ON PORTIONS OF AVENIDA DE MAYO, WITH SIGNAGE TO ALERT DRIVERS TO NO-PARKING ZONES By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor Sarasota County's fire chief has agreed with tion staff to work with Tobias and his employresidents of Siesta Key's Avenida de Mayo that ees in striping parking spaces and erecting sigparking on both sides of the street creates a nage to remedy the situation. potential safety hazard. The decision came late during the commisAs a result of Chief sion's Aug. 28 regular meeting in Sarasota. Mike Tobias' assertions in an Aug. 16 I think the biggest issue here is " A n y c o s t s t h e r e memo, Sarasota Coun- [Avenida de Mayo's] proximity to the should be very minity Commissioner Nora Village, and it gets the overflow parking. mal," Patterson noted Patterson has won of her request. Michael Shay consensus from her Vice President fellow board members Chairwoman Carolyn Siesta Key Association for county transportaMason and Commis-

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