Sarasota County is in the midst of updating its comprehensive plan.
The state requires counties to revise their “Comp Plans” every 7 years… to respond to changing trends and conditions in growth and development.
Residents of Sarasota County can get any questions answered this coming Saturday. This weekend’s “mini-expo” is just one step in an ongoing process. The County first held a series of public workshops last year to solicit changes. Those proposed changes then went before the County Planning Commission – which also held a series of public meetings.
Spokesman for Sarasota County – Warren Richardson – says this next step is an opportunity for face-to-face questions about specific changes.
“Residents can come up to a table and meet with a county staffer who’s in charge of a particular chapter in the Comprehensive Plan. It’s going to be a very informal session. It gives the public a chance to see what’s being proposed before the Board of County Commissioners begin their public hearings on the document in September.”
Staff members representing different chapters in the Comprehensive Plan – such as Historic Preservation, Watershed Management, and Housing & Transportation – will be on hand to answer questions.
The “mini-expo” is Saturday from 2 to 5:00 at Twin Lakes Park on Clark Road in Sarasota.
Tuesday, 16 August 2005 01:00