Marlon Brown named interim city manager

2020-12-08T17:22:08-05:00December 8th, 2020|DSCA News, Local News|

Sarasota, FL:  The City Commission on Monday evening appointed Marlon Brown as interim city manager and moved to transition him into that role permanently. Brown has served as Sarasota’s deputy city manager since 2009. He will succeed City Manager Tom Barwin, who is retiring at the end of this month following more than eight [...]

US41-Gulfstream Roundabout Project Phases

2021-01-30T15:30:28-05:00November 10th, 2020|DSCA News, Transportation|

 US 41/Gulfstream Roundabout and Gap Stormwater Project Narrative  The FDOT Temporary Traffic Control Plan (TTCP) is to build temporary diversions (bypass roads – purple areas on exhibit) through a portion of existing parking along Bayfront Park Drive and a portion east of US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue to handle traffic while the roundabout is [...]

Second Heart Homes Buys Homes for Homeless

2020-11-11T10:28:02-05:00November 5th, 2020|DSCA News, Homelessness|

Second Heart Homes, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing permanent housing to those with mental illness who have experienced or are at-risk of homelessness. Our goal is to provide long-term solutions that revive dignity and enhance quality of life through self-sufficiency. Second Heart Homes meets people where they are at and [...]

Downtown Sarasota, Florida US 41 Roundabout Educational Videos

2020-10-17T14:26:06-04:00August 29th, 2020|Safety, Transportation, Uncategorized|

Educational videos show how to navigate new U.S. 41 Roundabouts  These videos, produced in conjunction with engineering firm Kimley-Horn and Associates, can be viewed online on the City’s website. The series of videos includes: A simulated driver’s view of the two roundabouts Understanding the symbols used in roundabout pavement markings and street signs 10th Street roundabout lane and [...]

2020 Homeless Point In Time Survey

2020-06-24T10:33:50-04:00June 24th, 2020|DSCA News, Homelessness, Local News|

Each year the Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness, Inc. (Suncoast Partnership) on behalf of the Sarasota/Manatee Continuum of Care compiles the Annual Point-in-Time (PIT) count. This survey provides a snapshot of homelessness in Sarasota and Manatee County on a single night, January 27 to January 28 of 2020. While it is not possible to [...]

Poll workers needed for 2020 elections

2020-06-24T09:25:03-04:00June 24th, 2020|DSCA News, Local News|

SARASOTA, FL – Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner is urging county voters to consider becoming poll workers for the August 18 Primary Election and November 3 General Election. “Sarasota County is facing a shortage of poll workers for coming elections, which are only months away,” Turner said.  “Recruiting poll workers is always [...]

MPO Transform Tomorrow Survey

2020-06-18T11:48:58-04:00June 18th, 2020|DSCA News, Transportation|

The Sarasota Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) invites City residents to participate in our Transportation Investment Survey. In the next 25 years, almost $5 Billion may be invested in the Sarasota/Manatee transportation system. Your priorities will help decide which programs and projects are submitted to state and federal transportation departments for funding.   We would [...]

Salute to Downtown Green Space Pioneers

2020-05-12T11:59:18-04:00May 12th, 2020|DSCA News, Greenspace|

April 2020, Sarasota, Florida. National Arbor Day was celebrated on April 24, 2020 this year to promote cleaner air and water, protect wildlife in their natural habitats, and improve human health — all through planting and nurturing trees. In recognition of National Arbor Day, and the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, DSCA celebrates the [...]

Second Heart Homes Expands

2020-05-12T11:51:14-04:00April 18th, 2020|DSCA News, Homelessness|

April 2020, Sarasota, FL. Second Heart Homes, Inc. just announced the addition of a new house to their mental health housing program! This will have a major impact by getting 6 individuals with severe mental illness off the street and into the lives they deserve. This will bring a ray of hope to our [...]

Roundabout Educational Videos

2020-04-10T15:21:28-04:00April 10th, 2020|DSCA News, Local News, Transportation|

Educational videos show how to navigate new U.S. 41 roundabouts  Sarasota, FL:  The City of Sarasota is sharing a series of informational videos to help educate motorists on how to navigate the new multi-lane roundabouts on U.S. 41 at 10th and 14th streets ahead of their planned opening next weekend [April 17-20]. See diagram of [...]

Mental Health Special Dependent District

2020-02-13T19:01:44-05:00February 13th, 2020|Homelessness, Local News|

According to the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors Research Institute, Florida ranks 49th out of 50 states in funding of mental health services.  Sarasota County wants your feedback on whether a referendum to fund the establishment of a local Mental Health Special Dependent District (MHSDD) through an increase in millage (Property [...]

Revised Selby Gardens Master Plan

2020-02-16T20:18:06-05:00February 3rd, 2020|Land Development|

SARASOTA, Fla., January 26, 2020 – Marie Selby Botanical Gardens today released details of a new compromise Master Site Plan, including a number of significant changes made to address concerns. After more than 40 hours of public input at hearings last fall and, more recently, at follow-up meetings with the community, three recurring concerns were voiced: [...]

Roundabouts reduce traffic fatalities

2020-02-03T09:25:49-05:00February 3rd, 2020|DSCA News, Transportation|

Carmel, IN's secret to reducing traffic fatalities? Roundabouts! Dive Brief: To get congestion, road safety and emissions issues under control, cities should consider installing roundabouts at intersections, Carmel, IN Mayor Jim Brainard told Smart Cities Dive last week. Since he took office in 1996, the city has installed more than 120 roundabouts, which Brainard said [...]

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