Sarasota News Leader

09/21/12

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IN OTHER ACTION … A map submitted by Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Kathy Dent shows the boundaries of Precinct 106. IN RECENT SESSIONS, THE SARASOTA COUNTY COMMISSION ACTED ON PROPOSED PRECINCT CHANGES AND FUTURE RENOURISHMENT OF TURTLE BEACH. By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor PRECINCT CHANGES APPROVED AFTER RESOLUTION REVISION The item on the Sept. 11 Sarasota County Commission consent agenda said simply, "To adopt a Resolution creating a new Pre- cinct 106 and revising the existing precinct boundary lines for Precinct 107, pursuant to Florida Statute 101.001." Precinct 106 was split by Fruitville Road, with University Parkway as its western boundary; Interstate 75 as its southern boundary; Palmer Boulevard as part of its eastern boundary; and Utopia Road as part of its northern boundary. Precinct 107 appeared to begin next to that Utopia Road boundary and move north, slightly beyond Verna Road. However, Chairwoman Christine Robinson wasn't satisfied with the resolution Super- visor of Elections Kathy Dent had proposed. The first paragraph of the resolution said, "Whereas, the creation of one new precinct and the revision of one precinct boundary line will better accommodate the electorate …"

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