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CONTENTS Vol. 2, No. 43 — July 11, 2014 IT'S TIME SARASOTA ... NOT EVALUATING THE SYSTEM NEWS IT'S TIME SARASOTA … NOT 9 Latest strong-mayor effort appears to have failed — Stan Zimmerman EVALUATING THE SYSTEM 11 An internal study shows Sarasota County is contributing considerably more money to the operation of its bus system each year than 11 other comparable local governments — Roger Drouin A TRANSITION 15 A split County Commission vote clears the way for another big change on Fruitville Road east of Interstate 75 — Roger Drouin DODGEBALL 19 Growth issues dominate at Sarasota County Commission debate — Cooper Levey-Baker TAXING DISTRICT PUSHES INTERIM CANDIDATES 23 The Downtown Improvement District Board endorses Ken Shelin and Paul Thorpe to fill one of two City Commission seats that will be vacated Nov. 18 — Stan Zimmerman SARASOTA COUNTY PENS A BREAKUP LETTER 26 County Commission wants out of its Warm Mineral Springs partnership — Cooper Levey-Baker PROPERTY AND HOMELESSNESS 29 The City Commission approves more oversight of use of the bayfront, denies an expansion of a new residential overlay district and hears an update on help for the homeless — Stan Zimmerman Click Any Headline To Go Directly To That Article COVER PHOTO CREDIT Tranquil Sunset - Norman Schimmel

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