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to the city on June 11, county staff proposed rescheduling the county board's discussion of the project from June 10 until Sept. 19. Staff referenced the full County Commission agendas between now and the beginning of the board's summer recess in early July and full agendas immediately upon its return from that break in August. Vice Chairman Christine Robinson brought up the rescheduling request during the board's budget workshop on May 16, adding, "I don't envision us being able to talk about this in an allocation of an hour in a meeting. I anticipate this will be a long discussion." The project as proposed by the City of Sarasota and the Corps of Engineers entails dredging about 1.1 million cubic yards of sand from Big Sarasota Pass to renourish Lido Beach in the first step of a 50-year-long process to stabilize the beach, which state officials have deemed critically eroded. The approximately $22 mil- lion project includes the construction of three groins on south Lido Key to help keep the sand in place. One of those groins appears to be on county property, county staff has said. The city and Corps of Engineers will need permits from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and money from Congress to make the initiative feasible, the Corps of Engineers' project manager, Milan A. Mora, explained to community groups last year. THE POTENTIAL FOR PEER REVIEW After Robinson raised the matter last week, Commissioner Nora Patterson concurred and Lido Key structures are clearly visible north of Big Pass from a Siesta Key vista on Ocean Boulevard. File photo Sarasota News Leader May 23, 2014 Page 60

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