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This week in local government

Written by on Saturday, November 18, 2023

The Sarasota City Commission will be discussing cannabis, the Bay Park, shrinking police panels, and the sale of a brownfield. In a closed meeting, it will ponder a possible settlement with the family of a man who died after police beating.

Monday (11/20)

City Commission Meeting (agenda)

Highlights: Commissioners will discuss cannabis civil citation program, updated Bay Park master plan, and reducing the size of the Independent Police Advisory Panel and the Police Complaint Committee. They will vote on the strategic plan for 2024, and on the sale of a brownfield at Newtown.

9:00 AM

1565 1st Street

Sarasota, FL 34236

Special City Commission Meeting (backup material)

Immediately following conclusion of regular city commission meeting.

That meeting is closed to the public. The city attorney and commissioners will discuss whether to pursue a legal settlement with the family of John Kaafi, who died in the hospital after a traffic stop and beatings in police custody in 2015. Kaafi’s family is suing two police officers and the city for wrongful death and are seeking damages.

1565 1st Street

Sarasota, FL 34236

 

Tuesday (11/21)

None

 

Wednesday (11/22)

None

 

Thursday (11/23)

Thanksgiving Day

None

 

Friday (11/24)

Native American Heritage Day

None