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CONTENTS Vol. 2, No. 19 — January 24, 2014 NEEDS WORK GETTING IT DONE NEWS & COMMENTARY NEEDS WORK 9 Consultant's presentation on fiscal neutrality pushed back as firm finalizes draft No. 3 on the 2050 Plan — Cooper Levey-Baker GETTING IT DONE 14 Sarasota County commissioners make it clear they want to move forward with plans for a homeless shelter — Roger Drouin BACKING OFF A BIT 20 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is looking now at the prospect of taking sand from both Big Pass and New Pass in the first Lido Beach renourishment under a 50-year plan — Rachel Brown Hackney A SHOCKING ESTIMATE AND AN EVALUATION 26 The potential $11.4 million cost of the State Street garage project and how to assess the city manager's job performance will be on the City Commission's Feb. 3 agenda — Stan Zimmerman FULL SUPPORT 31 With a unanimous vote, Tom Harmer is offered the top county management position — and he hopes Sarasota County is his last stop — Roger Drouin ANALYSIS: THE RUSH FOR SHELTER 36 Many questions still need to be answered as the city and county governments pursue solutions for helping the homeless — Stan Zimmerman CONTINUING A DOWNWARD TREND 41 Statistics show a 35-percent reduction in crime since Tom Knight took office as Sarasota County sheriff in 2009 — Rachel Brown Hackney TABLE OF CONTENTS Click Any Headline To Go Directly To That Article PHOTO CREDITS Front cover: Another Sailor's Delight - Norman Schimmel Sarasota Leisure: The Less Traveled Path - Robert Hackney

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