Sarasota News Leader

09/20/2013

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Vol. 2, No. 1 — September 20, 2013 CONTENTS 'N'AWLINS' DESIGN TAKES A TACK REOPENING AN OLD WOUND Click Any Headline To Go Directly To That Article NEWS & COMMENTARY 'N'AWLINS' DESIGN TAKES A TACK Plan for Gulfstream Avenue tower inches forward — Stan Zimmerman 8 A PATH TO COMPLIANCE 12 CONFIDENCE AND CONTENTION 18 REOPENING AN OLD WOUND 25 WALMART AND PARKING WOES 29 SAY 'PLEASE' 35 CONDOS WANT IN, TOO 39 DIGGING IN 43 BID WINS ON SECOND VOTE 47 SLOW GROWTH 49 Owners of a Siesta Key house a renter characterized as a fire hazard have obtained county permits to remove structures that violate county and federal building regulations — Rachel Brown Hackney The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it can dredge Big Pass for the Lido Beach renourishment and install groins on Lido without harming Siesta Key, but public skepticism remains — Rachel Brown Hackney The new project engineering firm holds its first open meeting as the City of Sarasota tries once more to complete Lift Station 87 — Stan Zimmerman The City Commission learns of a new lawsuit in the Walmart/Ringling Shopping Center saga, makes little progress on the State Street garage and hears Burns Square parking woes — Stan Zimmerman Lawmakers get an earful about 2014 legislative priorities — Cooper Levey-Baker The Downtown Improvement District board learns residents of the downtown high-rises would pay extra property taxes if the money went for more security — Stan Zimmerman The County Commission and Longboat Town Commission hear an update on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans for renourishing Lido Beach — Roger Drouin A new vote by St. Armands Circle property owners will make it possible for extra tax revenue to continue to be used in the district's upkeep — Stan Zimmerman County revenues are rising, but not enough to keep up with projected expenses — Roger Drouin PHOTO CREDITS Front cover: Boaters' Paradise - Norman Schimmel Sarasota Leisure: Shimmering Palms - Norman Schimmel

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