Sarasota News Leader

10/11/2013

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Vol. 2, No. 4 — October 11, 2013 CONTENTS YET ANOTHER HOLDUP THE QUARTER-BILLIONDOLLAR GAME Click Any Headline To Go Directly To That Article NEWS & COMMENTARY YET ANOTHER HOLDUP The recommended short-term operator for Warm Mineral Springs wants more repairs completed before reopening the resort — Rachel Brown Hackney 8 'A RACE TO THE BOTTOM' 15 TAKE TWO 20 ACTION NOT INDICATED 24 Board members of the city's two commercial property districts agree to hire a consultant to help them decide on whether to limit the number of restaurants — Stan Zimmerman Secretary of state presents rebooted plan to purge non-citizens from voter rolls — Cooper Levey-Baker A county commissioner says staff research does not seem to show his board can modify the date of a School Board referendum THE QUARTER-BILLION-DOLLAR GAME 29 ON THE HORIZON 35 SHAW SAYS, 'NO WAY!' 39 'GALLERIES' TURNED DOWN 44 A BIG EFFORT 47 EXPANDING A STRATEGY 53 IN OTHER BUSINESS … 56 Analysis: New chairman takes reins of the CRA Extension Committee — Stan Zimmerman Countywide domestic partnership registry inches forward — Cooper Levey-Baker Will north Sarasota see the establishment of another homeless shelter? — Stan Zimmerman The City Commission nixes a proposed New Orleans-style redesign for a Five Points building and holds off again on a plan for the State Street parking garage — Stan Zimmerman A nonprofit group begins planning a Legacy Trail extension north into downtown Sarasota, with funding likely from public and private sources — Roger Drouin The Sarasota Police Department reports initial success on its 'High Point' model for reducing crime — Stan Zimmerman The County Commission agrees to a revised roads plan for the Villages of Lakewood Ranch South, a loan for the Siesta Beach project and a public hearing on an amended Energy Economic Zone ordinance — Roger Drouin and Rachel Brown Hackney PHOTO CREDITS Front cover: Seashore Frolic - Rachel Brown Hackney Sarasota Leisure: Serenity Fountain - Norman Schimmel

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