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 Sarasota County Commissioners



BCC Rules of Procedure - Exhibit A to R2016-189.pdfBCC Rules of Procedure - Exhibit A to R2016-189
FY17 Board Priorities.PDFFY17 Board Priorities
FY17 Major Initiatives.pdfFY17 Major Initiatives
FY17 Quarter 1 Board Priorities Report.PDFFY17 Quarter 1 Board Priorities Report
Carolyn Mason Nora Patterson Christine Robinson Jon Thaxton

 Board Priorities

Homeless Initiatives
Improve the community's capacity to address adult homelessness including sheltering, housing, and treatment programs.

Public Safety Referendum (November 2016)

Successfully bring forward a referendum on the November 2016 ballot for the funding of Public Safety facilities. 

Legacy Trail (N&S)

Create a plan to connect the Legacy Trail county-wide.

Update LDR/Zoning Code 

Complete updates to the LDR and Zoning code.

Affordable Housing Effort

Develop a community based effort designed to generate creative ideas for identifying affordable/workplace housing within the community.

River Road Funding

Develop an incremental strategy for funding service improvements to River Road.

STC/North Port Library

Work in collaboration with the School Board and Sarasota Technical College to open a North Port joint library branch.

Venice Library

Establish temporary service, implement a process to consider a new service, and deliver a new service for a Venice Library.

Diversity in Hiring Action Plan

Address diversity in SCG hiring practices that go beyond recruiting.

Comp Plan Update

Bring a Comprehensive Plan update forward to public hearing.

World Rowing Prep

Assemble county resources to work with our partners in maximizing the opportunities for success of the World Rowing Championships in 2017.

Parks Master Plan

Conduct an 18-month long process to develop the Parks Master Plan with the assistance of a consultant.

Public Access – Preserves

Identify and create access opportunities on identified preserve sites.


Conduct a comprehensive organizational analysis.

800-MHz Implementation

Complete the update of the 800 MHz Emergency Radio System.

 Commission District Maps

Commission District Boundary Map.pdfCommission District Boundary Map
District 1 Boundary Map.pdfDistrict 1 Boundary Map
District 2 Boundary Map.pdfDistrict 2 Boundary Map
District 3 Boundary Map.pdfDistrict 3 Boundary Map
District 4 Boundary Map.pdfDistrict 4 Boundary Map
District 5 Boundary Map.pdfDistrict 5 Boundary Map



Sarasota County incorporated in 1921 and adopted a Home Rule Charter in 1971 in accordance with the state constitution and Florida law. The Charter established a commission form of government with County Commissioners as the county's governing body. The county administrator is appointed and is responsible to the commissioners as the chief administrative officer for all administration and operations. County Commissioners also appoint a county attorney who serves as legal advisor to the Commission.

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