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This Week in Local Government

Written by on Sunday, July 7, 2024

On Tuesday, the Sarasota County Commission will take steps to expand the waste dump, and the City of Venice will set in motion terminal and hangar construction at the municipal airport. 

Monday (07/08)



Tuesday (07/09)

Sarasota County Commission regular meeting (agenda)

Highlights: Setting the tax millage for 2025; issuing up to $20 million in bonds to buy land for waste dump expansion for $5 million from the Albritton family; update on lawsuit by neighbors against rezoning of land for for-profit school; staff seeking direction on repeal of business tax.

9:00 AM

Robert L. Anderson Administration Center, 4000 S. Tamiami Trail, Commission Chamber, Venice, FL


Venice City Council regular meeting (agenda)

Highlights: Request $950,000 in federal funding from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to build an airport administration and terminal building; approve lease agreement to build an aircraft hangar; use of impact fees for Laurel Road widening.

9:00 AM

City Hall chambers, 401 West Venice Avenue, Venice, FL


City of North Port regular meeting (agenda)

Highlights: Putting question on Nov. 5 ballot to expand city commissioners’ bonding authority; $13.2 million for utilities administration building repairs.

6:00 PM

City Hall chambers, 4970 City Hall Blvd., North Port, FL


Wednesday (07/10)

Sarasota County Commission regular meeting (agenda)

Highlights: Approving $2.1 million in tourism tax grants to cultural institutions; staff seeking direction on how to use opioid settlement award; widening of Laurel Road; presentation on American Rescue Act funding for affordable housing; update on Lofts on Lemon II and Central Garden affordable housing projects; select housing recovery projects for up to $40 million under Resilient SRQ federal funding.

9:00 AM

Sarasota County Administration Center, 1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL


Thursday (07/11)



Friday (07/12)