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No. 45 — July 26, 2013 BABY STEPS BACK CONTENTS CRIES FOR JUSTICE Click Any Headline To Go Directly To That Article NEWS & COMMENTARY BABY STEPS BACK 8 HIGHER SCHOOL TAXES 13 ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL? 18 CRIES FOR JUSTICE 23 CRITICAL COMMENTS 26 RENEWED FOCUS 30 BACK TO ITS ROOTS 35 'IT'S ALL SUBJECTIVE' 42 GRANTED, WITH PLEASURE 46 NEWS BRIEFS CRIME BLOTTER 52 63 Signs continue to build that the City of Sarasota will have to put parking meters back on the streets to generate revenue — Stan Zimmerman Largely because of salary increases approved — but mostly unfunded — by the Legislature, the School Board tentatively has approved a higher millage rate for the next fiscal year — Rachel Brown Hackney Alleging harassment in the Auditor and Clerk's Office, the city's public information officer is relocating to the City Manager's Office — Stan Zimmerman 'There's a Trayvon Martin right here in Sarasota' — Cooper Levey-Baker The School Board approves new contracts this week for school resource officers, but members lament the lack of funding support from the City of Sarasota — Rachel Brown Hackney County planners and representatives from Sweet Sparkman Architects will present an update on the Fruitville Initiative at the Aug. 28 County Commission meeting — Roger Drouin The now halfway-completed Red Bug Slough wetland restoration project is designed to naturally filter pollutants from rainwater at the 'oasis' preserve — Roger Drouin Out of 208 community redevelopment agencies created in the state, only six have extended their terms of operation, a local committee learns — Stan Zimmerman Unlike the situation in 2012, the County Commission readily approves funding recommendations for arts programs in the next fiscal year — Rachel Brown Hackney PHOTO CREDITS Front cover: Best seat in the house - Norman Schimmel Sarasota Leisure: Boats at the ready - Norman Schimmel

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