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so a "reset" of the base year would allow the Newtown CRA to capitalize on the recovery. On April 1, City Auditor and Clerk Pam Nadalini sent County Administrator Tom Harmer a routine notice of the public hearing on April 21 to consider the "reset" of the base year to 2013. April 1 was the same day the two local gov ernment bodies were supposed to discuss the future of both the Newtown and Downtown Sarasota CRAs. However, the discussion was truncated to merely "accepting" a committee report on the future of the Downtown CRA because the county commissioners added another item to the agenda that took up the first four hours of the meeting. The other item was discussion of a location for a shel ter to house the homeless and vagrants in the community. PAYING CLOSE ATTENTION On Tuesday, April 8, when Harmer informed the County Commission about the Newtown A 2005 map created during planning for the Newtown CRA shows its location in the county. Image courtesy City of Sarasota Sarasota News Leader April 11, 2014 Page 16

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