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Siesta Seen THE LOW-SPEED VEHICLE DEBATE RAGES ON; THE INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP IS COMING UP; AND THE COUNTY MOVES AHEAD WITH PLANNING FOR THE TURTLE BEACH RENOURISHMENT PROJECT By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor At the request of Sarasota County Commissioner Nora Patterson, county staff has put back online a survey regarding low-speed vehicles on Siesta Key. Wiggins added that she does not know yet when the item will appear on a board agenda. Although she did not have the exact figure, Wiggins estimated the number of survey reThat survey will stay up until another presen- sponses between 300 and 400 during the initial tation for the County Commission is sched- month the survey was posted. uled about the issue, Paula Wiggins, the coun- In a recent report to the County Commission, ty's transportation planning manager, told me Chief County Engineer James K. Harriott on Sept. 10. wrote that of the survey responses received Pedicabs and other low-speed vehicles are a common sight in Siesta Village. Photo by Norman Schimmel

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