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Sarasota News Leader November 8, 2013 OPINION eschewing doing the people's business in the light of day. The expectations — nay, the demands — of governmental transparency might seem foreign to one from such an indulgent environment. Page 91 in the Sunshine, the law of our land. And it is the responsibility of the city manager to ensure that the commission and its delegates, along with his entire staff, adhere to that law. Despite any personal objections Barwin might If he will not lead his administration along have, the City of Sarasota must conduct its that proper path, then the city might be better business while complying with Government served if he simply left. % LETTERS TO THE EDITOR SHAY DESERVING OF VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR HONORS To the Editor: I, too, applaud the nomination for Michael Shay's Volunteer of the Year award from Keep Sarasota Beautiful (Siesta Seen, Nov. 1), but he does more than just coordinate the Siesta Key Association/Siesta Key Village Association Adopt a Road program. Michael has also worked hard to help the Siesta Key Village Association choose the correct program to bring recycling trash receptacles to the village. In addition, he can be seen in the early morning darkness picking up trash along Ocean Boulevard and in the Village. To think I used to be puzzled by the strange cans and bottles that found their way into my recycling bin on trash mornings. Thank you, Michael. Anne Johnson Siesta Key LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The Sarasota News Leader welcomes letters to the editor from its readers. Letters should be no more than 300 words in length, and include the name, street address and telephone number of the writer. Letters should be emailed to, with "Letter to the Editor" in the subject line. Letters actually printed will be selected based on space available, subject matter and other factors. We reserve the right to edit any letters submitted for length, grammar, spelling, etc. All letters submitted become the property of The Sarasota News Leader.

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