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This Week in Local Government

Written by on Sunday, January 14, 2024

Even though the issue isn’t on the agenda, activists will be pressing for Bridget Ziegler’s resignation at a Sarasota School Board meeting this Tuesday, 6 pm.

 

Monday (01/15)

Martin Luther King Day

 

Tuesday (01/16)

City of Sarasota Commission regular meeting (agenda)

Highlights: Discussion and adoption of controversial new definitions for restaurants, bars and nightclubs; testimony by concerned citizens. More discussion about a comprehensive review of the city zoning code to promote workforce housing.

 

9:00 AM

City Hall

1565 First Street

Sarasota, FL 34236

 

Manatee County School Board regular meeting (agenda)

Highlight: Revised policies about instructional materials (selection and banning of books).

10:00 AM

The Walter E. Miller School Support Center

215 Manatee Avenue W

Bradenton, FL 34205

 

Sarasota County School Board regular meeting (agenda)

Highlights: Demonstration and public comment pressing Bridget Ziegler to resign. $80 million construction of a new Garden Elementary School building. Revised policies about instructional materials (selection and banning of books).

6:00 PM

1960 Landings Blvd.

Sarasota, FL 34231

 

Wednesday (01/17)

City of Sarasota Development Review Committee (agenda)

Highlights: Amaryllis Park Place III: Teardown of 64 public housing units and construction of 144 residential units in four three-story buildings off N. Orange Ave. in Newtown (plans here). Five-story luxury condo building on Kumquat Court, north of downtown. Thirty-six unit affordable apartment complex on North Tamiami Trail.

9:00 AM

City Hall

1565 First Street

Sarasota, FL 34236

 

Thursday (01/18)

Manatee County Commission land use meeting (agenda)

Highlights: Rezone of 20 acres off Lena Road, east of I-75, from agricultural to planned development (“Amara”), to build 606 apartments, 25% of them affordable. Rezone of 30 acres in Ellenton from agricultural to planned development (“Eden Ellenton”). Approval of 500-acre Lazy C Ranch project for 1,100 homes.

9:00 AM

Manatee County Administration Building

Honorable Patricia M. Glass Chambers, first floor

1112 Manatee Avenue West

Bradenton

 

Friday (01/19)

Joint session between Sarasota School Board and local governments about school facility planning (agenda)

School board shares needs and construction plans with Sarasota County, City of Sarasota, Town of Longboat Key, City of Venice and City of North Port.

9:00 AM

Suncoast Technical College

Conference Center

4748 Beneva Road

Sarasota

 

Monday (01/22)

New College campus master plan public hearing (agenda)

NCF will share the new campus plans and provide opportunities for public input.

5:30 PM

Harry Sudakoff Conference Center

5845 General Dougher Place

Sarasota, FL 34243