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SCC PREVIEW The City Commission will meet on Monday, June 17. Photo by Norman Schimmel PLANNING ISSUES DOMINATE THE CITY COMMISSION'S JUNE 17 AGENDA, INCLUDING THE LAWSUIT OVER THE RINGLING SHOPPING CENTER PROPERTY AND PLANNING BOARD VACANCIES By Stan Zimmerman City Editor The city's response to the so-called "Walmart lawsuit," a new Planning Board member, how to upgrade the zoning code and more issues are on the Sarasota City Commission agenda for Monday, June 17. The nearly 9-acre property is owned by two California families. After the commission vote in March, the owners erected a chain-link fence separating the neighborhood from their property and then filed suit in the 12th Judicial Circuit Court in April, starting an initiative to With a Friday, June 14, deadline looming, City reverse the 3-2 City Commission decision. Attorney Bob Fournier has prepared a 50-page response to a lawsuit filed by the Doyle Fam- That commission vote followed two evenings of ily Trust asking a circuit court judge to force evidence and testimony, none of it offered by a the city to revisit its denial of the plan for a representative of the landowning trust. At press Walmart supercenter at the site of the old time, Fournier's response had not been filed at Ringling Shopping Center. the courthouse, but he said it was on the way.

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