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The preliminary environmental analyses of two potential homeless shelter sites in the City of Sarasota show both with problems indicating further testing is needed, accord- ing to the draft report released on April 17 by a Clearwater firm hired to perform the work. The findings of that report are expected to be the primary focus of a joint meeting of the Sarasota County a n d C i t y c o m m i s - sions on April 22. The draft document sum- marizes not only the environmental analysis but also due diligence regarding the two prospective sites. "All of these joint meetings we are having with the city on the shelter are becoming really instrumental in making sure we are staying on track — especially this one," County Vice Chairwoman Christine Robinson told The Sarasota News Leader this week about the upcoming session. The report released Thursday is expected to guide the elected The Cardno report shows a concept for a shelter on the 1330 N. Osprey Ave. site. Image courtesy Sarasota County ON APRIL 22, THE CITY AND COUNTY COMMISSIONS WILL DISCUSS COSTS AND POTENTIAL CHALLENGES OF TWO PROPOSED LOCATIONS, WITH A KEY REPORT HAVING BEEN RELEASED THIS WEEK ASSESSING THE SHELTER SITES I'm out-voted, and I accept I am out-voted. Susan Chapman Sarasota City Commissioner By Roger Drouin County Editor NEWS & COMMENTARY

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