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Sarasota News Leader October 25, 2013 Page 61 bigger one than resetting [the base year in] administrative expenses be capped at some Newtown." percentage of the total? Should fractions be set for public-private partnerships, beautificaMember Ernie DuBose made a motion to tion, infrastructure improvements and other reset the Newtown CRA base year, but he uses allowed by state law? asked, "Will this recommendation jeopardize our main task?" Mark Cunningham, an assistant county administrator, also monitors the meetings. "It The motion was eventually tabled for considis not realistic to figure out what the needs eration at the next meeting. In the meantime, are 10, 20, 30 years out. You can amend your Deputy City Manager Marlon Brown — who plan based on the needs at a specific time. attends the committee's meetings — will conThings change," he pointed out. Perhaps he vey the idea to City Hall. was reflecting on that after watching his boss, "Let the idea come out of staff," said commit- Randall Reid, get sacked earlier that day. tee member Chris Gallagher. "They've got us in the palm of their hands," The committee went on to other topics. said Atkins. "We'll go through this process What are the allowable uses of the CRA and then wait to see what the county wants to money? Should the city be able to use the do. OK. So let's help the County Commission dollars in lieu of general fund money? Should make up [its] mind." % AFFORDABLE ACUPUNCTURE FOR EVERYONE Our Mission MENTION THIS AD TO RECEIVE $5 OFF THE NEW PATIENT FEE To provide our community with high quality and affordable acupuncture and herbal medicine and to create a treatment space that connects people and builds community. •Gene Burgess and Melonie Burgess, licensed acupuncture physicians •Serving Sarasota since 2008 •Treatment rates are on a sliding scale, from $15-$35; new patients pay a one-time additional fee of $10 Click To Schedule An Appointment Online 3615 Webber St • Sarasota, FL 34232 (941) 922-4611 Click for larger map and driving directions Open Tuesday through Saturday

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