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CONTENTS Vol. 2, No. 23 — February 21, 2014 30-YEAR PROPOSAL SNUBBED IN THE FLESH NEWS & COMMENTARY 30-YEAR PROPOSAL SNUBBED 9 The City Commission refuses to rush a zoning code change that would give new owners of the Quay site decades to build their project — Stan Zimmerman IN THE FLESH 16 Author of controversial $90,000 report on fiscal neutrality makes her pitch to the County Commission — Cooper Levey-Baker TAMING THE NOISE 21 A March 19 public hearing will determine whether a revised county ordinance gives relief to neighbors of Bob's Boathouse — Rachel Brown Hackney FISCAL CHECKUP 28 The county is in strong financial health, but commissioners voice concern about possible infrastructure upgrades and rising medical fund costs — Roger Drouin UNANIMOUS IN THEIR ACTION 34 Unlike their city counterparts, all the county commissioners approve extending a homelessness consultant's contract and pursuing more analysis of two potential shelter sites — Roger Drouin Q&A: JULIAN BOND 39 A civil rights icon reflects on where the movement stands now — Cooper Levey-Baker SHELTER AND CHARTER TALK 42 The City Commission takes another 3-2 vote on continuing initiatives to combat homelessness and hears caution on aspects of the push for a new charter — Stan Zimmerman DOWNTOWN TIDBITS 46 New buildings, new businesses, old problems and older ones come before the Downtown Improvement District board — Stan Zimmerman TABLE OF CONTENTS Click Any Headline To Go Directly To That Article PHOTO CREDITS Front cover: Busy Harbor - Norman Schimmel Sarasota Leisure: Secluded Beach - Norman Schimmel

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