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CONTENTS Vol. 2, No. 32 — April 25, 2014 THREAT FROM THE HOMELESS PROMOTION VERSUS PROJECTS NEWS & COMMENTARY THREAT FROM THE HOMELESS 9 Campfires near a petroleum company and other nearby businesses prompt comments to the City Commission — Stan Zimmerman PROMOTION VERSUS PROJECTS 12 In 3-2 vote, the county commissioners approve another $769,500 for tourism promotion, but some say they would prefer seeing the money spent on infrastructure — Roger Drouin A LIFT IN THE PRICE TAG 18 The City Commission learns Lift Station 87 will cost about $27 million, and design concerns are yet to be worked out — Stan Zimmerman SHOT DOWN 23 Sarasota County declines to pursue ordinance banning anti-gay discrimination — Cooper Levey-Baker COUNT STILL STANDS AT TWO 26 Parcels on East and Osprey avenues remain in consideration for a come-as-you-are homeless shelter, but both are problematic — Roger Drouin SOUNDING OFF 34 Musicians plead with the County Commission to back away from its tighter noise restrictions — Rachel Brown Hackney NO 'MICROMANAGEMENT' 41 County commission debates whether recent rowing facility missteps suggest more oversight is needed — Cooper Levey-Baker TABLE OF CONTENTS Click Any Headline To Go Directly To That Article PHOTO CREDITS Front Cover: A Quiet Cove - Norman Schimmel Sarasota Leisure: Rainforest Grotto - Robert Hackney

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