News & Public Affairs06/09/08 Virginia Hoffman
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The Sarasota County Democratic Party held a press conference on Friday to officially launch a coordinated campaign effort for 2008. A slate of 20 Democrats vying for 18 local races was introduced.
A crowd of approximately 60 people gathered at Five Points Park in downtown Sarasota. It has been decades since this county known as a Republican stronghold has seen such competitive activity from Democrats.
Sarasota vice Mayor Ken Shelin introduced Rita Ferrandino, chair of the Democratic Ex...Be the first to comment
01/23/08 Mitch E. Perry
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A revised plan to keep Sarasota as the spring training home of the Cincinnati Reds remains in question today.
On Tuesday Sarasota County officials opted to delay a vote until next week on whether to set aside $18-million in tourist tax dollars to help rebuild Ed Smith Stadium.
The total cost of rebuilding the park would be $41-million â thatâs $13-million cheaper than a plan for a new park that was voted down by Sarasota City residents last fall.
A supermajority, or four County C...Be the first to comment