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Sarasota News Leader May 10, 2013 Page 44 apples have to be new houses, new condo- Byrne was emphatic in her belief that the priminiums," she stressed. vate market should be the ultimate arbiter of Jennifer Shafer, another Oversight Committee TDR worth. "They want to build; they want member, agreed, saying calculating the TDR to do this — let them come to us," she said. based on the price of new home sales would "We're not in the real estate business for heavprovide a more accurate number. She also en's sake. You put them up for sale and you recommended using a 12-month rolling aver- see what they offer." age of those home prices, rather than relying on sales from a particular month, which was County Planner Bill Spaeth said the purpose of the test site program, which includes 635 staff's original plan. TDRs in the Deer Prairie Creek area, is to "test Both recommendations were unanimously approved; the Oversight Committee declined to the market" before selling the county's entire comment on other staff proposals, including stock of around 7,500 TDRs. "Any offer that the location of a TDR test site and the specific comes in still must go before the board," he wording of the comprehensive plan amend- cautioned, assuring the Oversight Committee ment needed to implement the change. there will be no "fire sale." % "To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day." — Sir Winston Churchill Someone you know needs Planned Parenthood • Lifesaving cancer screenings • Parent & teen education • Annual GYN exams • Birth control Planned Parenthood Of Southwest And Central Florida • Sarasota 941-953-4060 • I am so incredibly pleased, with my beautiful smile and my comfortable and natural bite. - Barbara Lee For a complimentary consultation call 941.923.5406 | Christine Koval, D.M.D. |

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