After extensive review of the proposed fiscal year 2019-20 budget, the City Commission on Monday set the preliminary operating millage rate at 3.2632 mills, unchanged from last year’s rate and one of the lowest in the state of Florida.
07/17/2019 9:50 AM
Officers with the Sarasota Police Department will be taking part in Operation Southern Shield. The Sarasota Police Department is partnering with law enforcement agencies from throughout Florida, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee.
07/16/2019 2:07 PM
The Sarasota Police Department, in partnership with the City of Sarasota Parks and Recreation, is inviting the community to a free community ‘Blue + You BBQ’ on Sunday August 4, 2019, from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Gillespie Park, 710 North Osprey Avenue, Sarasota.
07/16/2019 1:00 PM
The Sarasota Housing Authority will partner with the Sarasota Police Department once again for the annual Books and Badges Literacy Event. Books and Badges will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 3 p.m. to coincide with National Summer Learning Week.
07/15/2019 10:36 AM
Students in Sarasota return to school on August 12, 2019. Before students head back to class, the Sarasota Police Department, in partnership with the community, wants to ‘Pack the Patrol Car’ with school supplies for the upcoming school year for the third year in a row.
07/08/2019 1:59 PM
Featuring improved access to the most desirable on-street parking spaces, the new downtown parking program will begin the week Monday, July 8 as the Parking Operations Division rolls out the Judicial Parking District followed by the Downtown Parking District.
07/08/2019 10:55 AM
The City of Sarasota and the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast have begun to discuss ways to preserve the 300-acre Bobby Jones Golf Club property in perpetuity for golf, recreation and as natural lands.
06/28/2019 3:58 PM
City of Sarasota administrative offices will be closed Thursday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.
06/27/2019 8:20 AM
The 35th Annual Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Festival will be held June 29 – July 7, 2019 and will attract thousands of people to the City of Sarasota. The Sarasota Police Department is committed to keeping our residents and visitors safe.
06/26/2019 8:33 AM
Sarasota Police Detectives are searching for two people of interest in the theft of a pharmaceutical delivery truck on June 17, 2019 at approximately 12:25 p.m. The truck had an undisclosed amount of pharmaceutical drugs inside.
06/25/2019 2:03 PM
Phillip Stutzman, 43, of Lakewood Ranch, has been arrested and is facing three felony charges of Unlicensed Practice of a Healthcare Professional. Three different female victims have come forward. Sarasota Police detectives believe there are additional victims.
06/25/2019 8:11 AM
The Sarasota Police Department Traffic Unit is investigating a bicycle crash that happened just before 1:30 p.m., Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 17th Street and U.S. 301 in Sarasota.
06/20/2019 4:41 PM
Sarasota Police Officers are investigating a triple fatality crash that happened just after midnight on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, on John Ringling Causeway in the area of Bird Key in Sarasota.
06/19/2019 8:45 AM
Beginning Monday, June 17, the state law prohibiting firearms at meetings of governing bodies will begin to be actively enforced in the City of Sarasota.
06/13/2019 3:29 PM
The construction will take approximately 120 days to complete.
In light of today’s announcement about the Sarasota Orchestra expanding its site exploration for a new music center, the City of Sarasota reiterates its deep and continuing commitment to this cultural institution.
05/30/2019 2:40 PM
Johnny Belvin, 25, of Sarasota, and Eunique Arnold, 21, of Sarasota, have both been arrested and are facing multiple felony charges following a traffic stop Thursday afternoon.
05/28/2019 7:55 AM
The intersection of Main Street and Lemon Avenue in downtown Sarasota is expected to close to vehicular traffic beginning May 28 for approximately five weeks as work begins on the Lemon Avenue streetscape project. The intersection is anticipated to reopen in time for the annual downtown “Boats on th
05/24/2019 10:31 AM
The Sarasota Police Department will take social media followers on another “virtual ride-along.” On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, beginning at 8 a.m., Twitter users can “ride along” for another ‘Tweet from the Beat’ with the Sarasota Police Department Traffic Unit.
05/22/2019 3:08 PM
The City of Sarasota, in conjunction with the Sarasota Patriotic Observance Committee, will host the annual Memorial Day parade at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27, in downtown Sarasota.
05/21/2019 9:54 AM