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This Week in Local Government

Written by on Sunday, March 3, 2024

On Tuesday, the Sarasota School Board will discuss a for-profit charter school application, and the North Port City Commission will discuss the future of  Warm Mineral Springs. On Thursday, the Sarasota County Planning Commission will weigh a rezone request to turn Sarasota Square Mall into a mixed-use development.

Monday (03/04)

City of Sarasota Commission regular meeting (agenda)

Highlights: Parking program recommendations; hiring for vacation rental enforcement; changes to the controversial attainable housing zoning amendment.

9:00 AM

City Hall
1565 First Street, Sarasota


Tuesday (03/05)

Sarasota County Commission regular meeting (agenda)

Highlights: Discussion of handing over the “Florida House” – an environmental model home – to a developer association. Granting a waste management franchise for Sarasota to a private company.

9:00 AM

Robert L. Anderson Administration Center

4000 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL


City of North Port Commission regular meeting (agenda)

Highlights: Discussion of Warm Mineral Springs’ future. Second reading of a rezone request to multifamily by an Atlanta-based developer for 262 acres North of I-75.

10:00 AM

City Hall, commission chambers

4970 City Hall Blvd., North Port, FL 34286  


Sarasota School Board regular meeting (agenda)

Highlights: SEE Space protest asking for Bridget Ziegler’s resignation, and for rejecting a for-profit charter school. At the very end of a long agenda, the school board members will weigh a Charter Schools USA application.

6:00 PM

Landings Administrative Complex

1980 Landings Blvd., Sarasota


Wednesday (03/06)



Thursday (03/07)

Manatee County Commission land-use meeting (agenda)

Highlights: Increasing a 150-bed hospital at Lakewood Ranch to 300 beds.

9:00 AM

Manatee County Administration Building

Honorable Patricia M. Glass Chambers, First Floor

1112 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton


Sarasota County planning commission regular meeting (agenda)

Highlights: Sarasota Square Mall mixed-use rezone petition.

5:00 PM

Sarasota County Administration Center

1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota


Friday (03/08)