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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 [...]

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 [...]

Fruitville @ US41 Construction

2019-12-22T18:52:13-05:00December 22nd, 2019|DSCA News, Land Development, Local News, Safety, Transportation|

REMINDER: New Traffic Shift, Detour began Nov. 25 for US-41 Fruitville Road intersection Detours began Nov. 25 for the US 41-Fruitville Road Roundabout.  The two changes involve left turns: (1) No SB US 41 to EB Fruitville Rd - Southbound US 41 traffic will not be able to turn left at Fruitville Rd.  This will be [...]

DSCA Expands Homeless Information Program

2019-10-07T22:21:44-04:00October 7th, 2019|DSCA News, Homelessness|

The DSCA Committee on Homeless took a page from the very successful “Three E’s” program of the City of Sarasota Police Department of Educate, Encourage and Enforce to assist persons without homes. The DSCA’s program of Educate, Encourage and Activate is designed to improve the understanding and knowledge of the DSCA membership and residents [...]

DSCA Board Meeting Agenda – May 4, 2016

2018-10-10T15:13:43-04:00April 21st, 2016|DSCA News|

DSCA Monthly Board Meeting Wednesday, May 4, 2016   4:00pm Ritz-Carlton Residences, 1st Floor Founders Room Special Guest:  City Public Utilities: Gerald Boyce, General Manager Utilities Dept. The DSCA Board Meeting is open for DSCA Board Directors, Member Representatives and invited guests. DSCA BoardAgenda-20160504v1   Send questions & comments to:  Downtown.Sarasota.Condo.Assoc@gmail.com  

President’s Message

2018-10-10T15:20:14-04:00August 17th, 2015|DSCA News|

Since our Annual Member Meeting in March 2015, the DSCA Board has been quite active.  We have had strong attendance and participation by the 13 Directors at our monthly Board meetings, including several condo member representatives and liaison partners attending each Board meeting.  This has enabled us to accomplish the following: The DSCA website has [...]

DSCA Annual All Members Meeting Draws Large, Enthusiastic Crowd 

2018-10-10T15:25:32-04:00March 25th, 2015|DSCA News|

The DSCA Annual Meeting, followed by the DSCA Forum - The Homeless in Sarasota occurred on March 25, 2015 at the Herald tribune Building. The people in attendance heard that the DSCA is in a sound and stable position, and operating in maintaining and assuring that the interests of Downtown Condominium Associations are well represented. The Members in [...]

DSCA Holds All Members Meeting 

2018-10-10T15:33:25-04:00December 12th, 2010|DSCA News|

Sixty-six residents attended the DSCA all members meeting on December 6, 2010 to hear a series of speakers give an update on several very “hot” topics. Former City Commissioner Ken Shelin gave a presentation on the idea of realigning the management of Selby Five Points Park by having the City of Sarasota contract with a [...]

Your DSCA Board of Directors Met on Thursday, November 18

2018-10-10T14:27:22-04:00November 24th, 2010|DSCA News|

The Board of Directors of the DSCA met on November 18, 2010 and took the following action: The Board received another update on the recently initiated website for DSCA and its evolution toward being a major vehicle of communication for DSCA members. Once again, the Board expressed its gratitude for all the effort and time [...]

Improved Member Communication through New DSCA Website

2018-10-10T14:32:00-04:00August 23rd, 2010|DSCA News|

The DSCA Board of Directors establishes communication with its members and improving member input to other associations as the number one priority for the upcoming year. If you have already visited the About Us Page you know that the DSCA is very much interested in improving communication among its members and the Board of Directors. This new [...]