Sarasota News Leader


Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 21 of 91

Sarasota News Leader January 4, 2013 Oak Park has 100 percent renewable energy, but we don���t have energy aggregation here in Florida yet. I���ve been surprised there aren���t more solar installations around the town and the community. That would seem to be a logical enhancement. I know the Chamber [of Commerce] has put up some panels as a demonstration project. Page 22 Barwin: I have not. I was appointed by the [Illinois] governor to that commission, and it was a very educational experience. It���s one of those things I���d like to peruse. My plan coming in was to immerse myself as much as I could in this community. I���ve been on a furious tear to do that. I am surprised and impressed on a daily and certainly a weekly basis with new assets that are under the radar. SNL: How often do you talk with [new Sarasota Police Chief] Bernadette DiPi- SNL: Can you give examples? no? Barwin: I know Mote is known locally. But Barwin: Three or four times since she was when you go out there and talk to the folks and understand the breadth of what they do, appointed [Oct. 16]. Two or three times in the it���s a phenomenal operation. last week. She���s ready to go. She [started] on I toured Booker, the [rebuilt] high school yesJan. 1. terday. It���s going to be an incredible asset to SNL: You were a member of the Illinois the community. The labs ��� the science and Law Enforcement Training and Standards math labs ��� the performing arts facilities are Board. Have you read the standing orders incredible. Once a student is inside, it���s an open-air university-campus-like setting. All of the Sarasota Police Department? Tom Barwin attends his first City Commission meeting on Sept. 4. Photo by Norman Schimmel

Articles in this issue

Archives of this issue

view archives of Sarasota News Leader - 01/04/2013