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No. 44 — July 19, 2013 CONTENTS MULTIPLE CAUSES FOR ALARM PROPOSED 8 PERCENT JUMP Click Any Headline To Go Directly To That Article NEWS & COMMENTARY MULTIPLE CAUSES FOR ALARM 8 PROPOSED 8 PERCENT JUMP 15 JUSTICE DELAYED 21 DATE CERTAIN 24 BANKING ON A REAL ESTATE RECOVERY 26 SMA PLANS MIDDLE SCHOOL 30 'RETOOLING' THE POLICE DEPARTMENT 33 CITY BRIEFS 37 A CONTINUING PLIGHT 42 The county files a lawsuit against Siesta Key property owners who have not offered any response to notices and legal rulings that they have violated building and flood codes — Rachel Brown Hackney City to tap reserves, raid insurance funds and hike the millage rate to balance the 2014 fiscal year budget — Stan Zimmerman Former GOP chief's day in court pushed back — Cooper Levey-Baker Judge names trial date in years-old Buchanan dispute — Cooper Levey-Baker Two developers seek to move ahead with residential projects: U.S. Assets Group III LLC wants to build 20 homes on McIntosh Road; stalled Hunter Creek Estates comes back to life — Roger Drouin The academy is seeking a rezoning for a 10.5-acre portion of property on Fruitville Road to construct 35 to 40 classrooms and a lighted athletic field — Roger Drouin As part of her 2014 fiscal year budget presentation to the City Commission, Chief Bernadette DiPino explains her reorganization of units — Stan Zimmerman Couple convinces commission to hold off on part of the Main Street improvements; a new Laurel Park Overlay District wins approval; the proclamation process may be tweaked — Stan Zimmerman New incidents of vandalism on Siesta Public Beach appear to have resulted in the loss of four Least Tern chicks as well as multiple tern and Snowy Plover nests — Rachel Brown Hackney PHOTO CREDITS Front cover: Basking in the late-day sun - Norman Schimmel Sarasota Leisure: A lagoon for herons - Robert Hackney

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