Sarasota News Leader

10/18/2013

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Vol. 2, No. 5 — October 18, 2013 CONTENTS UNCERTAIN FUTURE EMPLOYEES AT RISK Click Any Headline To Go Directly To That Article NEWS & COMMENTARY UNCERTAIN FUTURE 8 A 'VICIOUS' DISPUTE 16 EMPLOYEES AT RISK 22 'DÉJÀ VU ALL OVER AGAIN' 29 POINT PERSON 36 MAKING THEIR CASE 41 HVAC SYSTEMS AND SCHOOL SAFETY 44 NO 'DIVERGING DIAMOND,' PLEASE 50 CITY COMMISSION PREVIEW 55 FINEBERG TO DID: ADIEU 60 County Administrator Randall Reid will face a big test next week as the commissioners discuss his latest evaluation — with three having expressed significant concerns — Roger Drouin Brutal words exchanged in fight over County Commission ethics allegations — Cooper Levey-Baker Sarasota County Schools administrative staff is working on ways to keep health insurance costs from rising a projected 60 percent over the next two years — Rachel Brown Hackney The North Port Commission asks that its city manager, the county manager and their staffs come up with options for a short-term reopening of Warm Mineral Springs — Rachel Brown Hackney If homelessness consultant Robert Marbut's strategic plan includes a permanent shelter, Wayne Applebee will be the man charged with seeing it built — Roger Drouin Lawmakers urged to support health and human services programs in 2014 — Cooper Levey-Baker School Board members say keeping their facilities in top shape remains their highest priority with their capital budget, but school security is high on the list — Rachel Brown Hackney Sarasota County's interim transportation planning director hopes to talk state officials out of a complex interchange proposal for I-75 and University Parkway — Rachel Brown Hackney The future of the G.WIZ building, the State Street garage design and a Community Development Block Grant shuffle are on the Oct. 21 agenda — Stan Zimmerman Members of the Downtown Improvement District are working to hold on a building that represents one of their largest sources of revenue — Stan Zimmerman PHOTO CREDITS Front cover: Fifteen Knots - Norman Schimmel Sarasota Leisure: Evening Fire - Norman Schimmel

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