Sarasota News Leader

04/04/2014

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The City and County commissions in a joint meeting on Tuesday, April 1, were one vote shy of unanimous action on the homeless shelter front. The two boards added a third site — at 1502 a n d 1 5 6 2 N . L i m e Ave. — to the list of possible shelter loca- tions. They are still considering two other parcels, both of which have drawn the ire of neighbors and down- town business owners, as well as scrutiny by two city commissioners who oppose a shelter in the city core. The property on North Lime could be more costly, but it holds promise because build- ings are already there — although in need of renovation — and its location amid light industrial uses might be seen as more pal- atable to people in the city. " T h a t a r e a [ o n North Lime] is less The Sarasota County Commission Chambers is nearly full before the start of the meeting. Photo by Norman Schimmel WITH RESIDENTS WRANGLING OVER THE HOMELESS SHELTER PROJECT, THE CITY AND COUNTY COMMISSIONS AGREE TO ADD A THIRD SITE TO THE POTENTIAL LOCATION LIST NO ZOMBIES INCLUDED When I hear people talking about this, I get a picture of Walking Dead (a TV show): zombies going up walls. Diana Hamilton Resident City of Sarasota By Roger Drouin County Editor NEWS & COMMENTARY

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