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CONTENTS Vol. 2, No. 21 — February 7, 2014 FIRST, CODE VIOLATIONS; NOW RENTAL FRAUD CHARTER BACKERS BAIL NEWS & COMMENTARY FIRST, CODE VIOLATIONS; NOW RENTAL FRAUD 8 People who rented a south Siesta Key house that has been the focus of a county lawsuit say the owner never told them he reduced the number of bedrooms from 12 to five — Rachel Brown Hackney CHARTER BACKERS BAIL 15 Changes are sought in the list of names supporting a new city charter, and questions remain about whether state action is needed on the charter plan itself — Stan Zimmerman HOTEL VOTE 21 The County Commission is expected to decide Feb. 12 on a U.S. 301/Main Street hotel proposal — Roger Drouin TAKING IT TO THE COURTS 26 Bob's Boathouse has asked for an emergency court hearing to keep its doors open while the county pursues its own legal steps — Rachel Brown Hackney A RELOCATION UNDER CONSIDERATION 35 County leaders and staff are weighing whether to move the downtown Sarasota SCAT station to a new site on Ringling Boulevard — Roger Drouin PAYING FOR PARKING 41 City staff suggests ways to cover the State Street garage hole — Stan Zimmerman A LOCAL $50 MILLION BUSINESS 46 The Sarasota Police Department makes a 'historic' bust — Stan Zimmerman THE 'ZERO-DISCHARGE ZONE' 50 The City of Sarasota is approaching a water and sewer system milestone — Stan Zimmerman TABLE OF CONTENTS Click Any Headline To Go Directly To That Article PHOTO CREDITS Front cover: Tangled Roots - Robert Hackney Sarasota Leisure: A Stormy Beach - Rachel Brown Hackney

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