Computer investigation discussed today at City Hall. → A computer forensics investigation into the city’s Information Technology Department is now focused on what kind of city information could be on an employee’s personal computer. Sarasota city commissioners will hear an update today at City Hall regarding a computer forensics investigation into the city’s Information Technology Department. Specifically, commissioners will hear an update into an independent analysis of IT project manager Sandra Coleman’s personal computer, which was used last year to access the city’s computer network. The analysis is being performed [...]Read more ›
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Education department releases FCAT results → Manatee County third-graders’ performance in the reading, math and end-of-course assessments for geometry and biology dropped significantly compared to last year but stayed on par with school scores statewide. Manatee County third-graders’ performance in the reading, math and end-of-course assessments for geometry and biology dropped significantly compared to last year but stayed on par with school scores statewide. Results released Thursday, May 24 by the Florida Department of Education showed 50% of Manatee third-graders scored at a level showing proficiency — level 3 or [...]Read more ›
City of Sarasota utilities director resigns → Interim city of Sarasota City Manager Terry Lewis said Utilities Director Javier Vargas resigned Wednesday over a difference of opinion on how the utilities department should be run. Sarasota interim City Manager Terry Lewis confirmed for the Sarasota Observer Thursday that city Utilities Director Javier Vargas resigned Wednesday afternoon, effective immediately. “There was a difference of opinion on leadership expectations and how I believe his department should be operated,” Lewis said. Asked if Vargas had any other options other than to resign, Lewis [...]Read more ›
Sarasota police chief to retire in October → Sarasota Police Chief Mikel Hollaway is a member of the state’s Deferred Retirement Option Program, which mandates that an employee receives additional pension dollars for five years before they must retire. Interim City Manager Terry Lewis announced at Monday’s Sarasota City Commission regular meeting Monday that Sarasota Police Chief Mikel Hollaway will retire in October. Hollaway, hired to replace former police chief Peter Abbott, has served two years as police chief and has 30 years of service with the department. Hollaway, 52, [...]Read more ›
City commission approves downtown projects → The Sarasota City Commission unanimously approved a list of downtown projects Monday that include a Main Street streetscape projects. AThe Sarasota City Commission unanimously approved a $4.7 million Main Street streetscape project for downtown Sarasota Monday with one stipulation: Commissioners must sign off on projects before they start to monitor construction timelines and make sure they don’t coincide with season. The project includes wider sidewalks, improved lighting and brick accents in certain parts of Main Street, with brick sidewalks planned from the Five Points [...]Read more ›
Sarasota voted No. 1 arts destination → A magazine’s reader poll revealed that the city of Sarasota was voted the No. 1 arts destinations for cities with populations under 100,000. American Style Magazine has released results of its 2012 Readers’ Poll that reveal the city of Sarasota was voted the No. 1 arts destination among small cities (populations under 100,000). Special mention was also given to The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art’s “Art After 5” series and St. Armand Circle’s first Wednesday art events … [click here to [...]Read more ›