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10/04/2013

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Sarasota News Leader October 4, 2013 OPINION Page 88 Watch the marshmallow clouds disperse and into the gulf and try as well to outrun a bird almost disappear to make room for that per- or two. fect, azure sky. See the families slowly trekking to the shore's Because the sun is not at its full intensity yet, edge, burdened with kids, carriages and coolthe light breeze that caresses my face adds to ers, but knowing they are finally here, at Siesta Beach, and ready for a most memoraa most pleasurable feeling. ble day. There is still plenty of space for them Gentle waves are waiting for children, who to pick their favorite spots and unload their will splash and scream with joy at how warm beach toys. and welcoming the water is. The low tide The best part of the early morning at Siesta adds to the fun when the youngsters do race Beach is … it is perfect. % LETTERS TO THE EDITOR CITY USES BEST PRACTICES TO REGULATE PARKING To the Editor: In response to The Sarasota News Leader's Sept. 20 editorial, I would like to share a few notes. Although there is no charge for public parking on properties owned by the City of Sarasota, regulating the public's use of this resource is supported by industry best practices. A significant portion of the City of Sarasota Parking Division workload is dedicated to enforcement of regulated timed parking, handling unsafe parking behavior — including blocking sidewalks, parking in the opposite direction of traffic and other actions that impede pedestrian and vehicle movements — as well as other violations of city parking ordinances. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The Sarasota News Leader welcomes letters to the editor from its readers. Letters should be no more than 300 words in length, and include the name, street address and telephone number of the writer. Letters should be emailed to Letters@SarasotaNewsLeader.com, with "Letter to the Editor" in the subject line. Letters actually printed will be selected based on space available, subject matter and other factors. We reserve the right to edit any letters submitted for length, grammar, spelling, etc. All letters submitted become the property of The Sarasota News Leader.

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