Sarasota News Leader

04/11/2014

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On Tuesday, April 8, Sarasota County Commission Vice Chairwoman Christine Robinson suggested her board send a note to the North Port city commissioners to thank them for their cooperation and work on a South County Family Intake Portal and Emergency Shelter. D e s i g n e d t o h e l p h o m e l e s s f a m i l i e s gain the necessary assistance to get back on their feet, it will be built into the North Port Family Services Center. An architect will start helping with the renovations soon, she noted. Referring to the North Port City Commission," Robinson added, "They have been amazing, quite frankly." T h e C o u n t y C o m m i s s i o n v o t e d unanimously to send the letter. County commission ers, however, had no such praise for leaders of the City of Sarasota, Property on Lime Avenue has been taken off the table for the homeless shelter site discussions. Photo by Norman Schimmel THE PROMISE OF A THIRD POSSIBLE HOMELESS SHELTER SITE PROVED TO BE SHORT-LIVED ESCALATING TENSION We are letting all of our constituents down throughout the county by just continuing to talk about it. Charles Hines Chairman Sarasota County Commission By Roger Drouin County Editor NEWS & COMMENTARY

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