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Sarasota News Leader May 24, 2013 Yet, when Patterson asked if she had a copy of the type of letter FISA expects, Haley read what she called a "very, very general" document. It mentioned no specifics about revenue. Page 12 "I understand the difficulty," Patterson told him. "I was somewhat surprised at this myself, but I think it will work out OK." The request "would have been really tough if [the Manatee TDC] had not agreed to [the letHaley did point out that the letter would spec- ter]," she added. ify the value of Euros at the time it is signed, to ensure the counties would not end up with "And with great enthusiasm," Haley noted. a potentially bigger shortfall if the value of Finally, after a few moments of silence, TDC the euro fluctuated significantly over the next member Sharon Cunningham made a motion several years. to recommend the County Commission sign Patterson then told her board members that if the letter. Patterson suggested it be fleshed they did not feel they had enough information out to make certain the letter indicates the to act on the request, she understood. None- county will be committing to only half the theless, because of the need for the County shortfall. Cunningham agreed to that. Commission to act in early June, she said, the Haley told the TDC that a Sarasota County TDC would not have another chance to vote commissioner and County Administrator Reid on it. would be hand-delivering the bid package to "I'm sure there'll be lots of questions at the FISA in July. commission table — I would hope," she addThe winner of the bid for the 2017 World ed. Championships will be announced in early Vice Chairman John Ryan replied that his con- September in South Korea, Blackketter has said. % cern was the lack of detail. Enter To Win A New iPad When our "Likes" on Facebook reach 1,000, we will randomly select one of our subscribers to receive a new iPad. 1 Click to Subscribe 2 Then Like Us On Facebook The contest concludes when The Sarasota News Leader achieves 1,000 "Likes" on Facebook, One winner will be selected at random from among subscribers. Only subscribers are eligible to win the iPad, regardless of having "Liked" our page on Facebook. Contest is open only to residents of Sarasota County. Selected winners must provide a valid Sarasota County street address to receive the iPad. Contest is void where prohibited by law.

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