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CAREFUL PLANNING URGED (From left) Joyce Kouba, chairwoman of the Nominating Committee, joins the Siesta Key Association directors for 2013-14: Catherine Luckner, Peter van Roekens, Joe Volpe, Beverly Arias, Deet Jonker, Helen Clifford and Michael Shay. Photo by Rachel Hackney COUNTY COMMISSIONER TALKS OF THE NEED TO SAFEGUARD THE COUNTY'S NATURAL ASSETS FOR THE FUTURE By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor Sarasota County Commissioner Nora Patter- ence, "Please make sure that we don't change son urged members of the Siesta Key Asso- from a long-term practice in Sarasota [County] ciation on March 23 to strive to make sure of careful land-use planning to planning for totheir elected officials do not trade the county's morrow only because we're bringing jobs in." valuable natural rePointing out that it sources for short-term To thrive, [Sarasota County is] was the 14th time going to have to stay an attractive economic gains. she had attended the place with good jobs but physically wellIn her "State of the planned and well-maintained. … Please organization's annuKey" address during make sure as citizens that your elected al meeting, Pattert h e S K A's a n n u a l leaders do not kill the golden goose. son also referenced breakfast meeting, the impact term limNora Patterson Patterson — who has its will have on the Commissioner Sarasota County lived on Siesta since County Commission 1970 — told the audiin the future.

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