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A TALE OF TIME AND EXPENSE 'Exhibit B' of the amended contract with Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc., approved by the County Commission on Dec. 7, 2011, shows the milestones expected of the firm. ANALYSIS: A SIESTA ARCHITECT SAYS THE PUBLIC BEACH IMPROVEMENTS CAN BE DONE FOR $13 MILLION; NEWS LEADER RESEARCH SHOWS MILESTONES SET FOR THE CONSULTANTS CALLED FOR THE PROJECT TO BE READY FOR BIDS BY JANUARY 2013 By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor Siesta Key architect Mark Smith believes the $27 million estimate a staff member menimprovements at the public beach can be com- tioned to the board early this month. pleted for $13 million Commissioner Nora or $14 million, he told Patterson, who lives The Sarasota News My main focus right now is on Siesta Key, faciliLeader this week — tated Smith's efforts about $3 million less bringing the cost to within our budget to speak with reprethan the amount the and making sure that we get a final sentatives of the counSarasota County Com- project ready to go. … Then we can talk ty's consultants on the mission approved on about what went wrong in the process. project, Kimley-Horn Sept. 14, 2011. and Associates Inc. Christine Robinson Chairwoman His figure is about $14 and Sweet Sparkman Sarasota County Commission million less than the Architects. Smith had

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