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Sarasota News Leader June 14, 2013 The landowners must first prove they have the right to sue the city. They were not a party to Walmart's deliberations before the Planning Board and City Commission. The vote did not change the existing zoning of the property. NEW PLANNING BOARD MEMBER With the election of former Planning Board Member Susan Chapman to the City Commission, a vacancy needs to be filled. Four people have stepped forward to serve on the voluntary board. One is a former member seeking to return to service, and three are also active in civic affairs. Bob Lindsey is the person asking to go back on the Planning Board. He served on and off between 1984 and 2009, and he was chairman five times. His terms covered the times Page 34 of major changes to downtown planning, including the RUDAT — Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team analysis, which resulted in a focus on historic preservation — in the mid1980s and The Duany Plan in the mid-2000s. Andres Duany is a nationally known proponent of New Urbanism, focusing on making downtowns more walkable and convenient for residents. Lindsey has lived in Sarasota for 63 years. Cathy Antunes is also seeking to fill the vacancy. She was a candidate for the Sarasota County Commission in 2010 and is active in the Coalition of City Neighborhood Associations and the Sarasota County Coalition of Neighborhood Associations. "In recent years I have devoted significant time advocating for citizen interests," she wrote in her letter of The Ringling Shopping Center site is the subject of a lawsuit in the 12th Judicial Circuit Court. Photo by Norman Schimmel

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