Growth is a hot topic in Sarasota social media these days. If you explore social media community groups, it is very common to find complaints about growth within the same or successive social media posts about infrastructure, traffic, affordable housing and other concerns. Many times posts will ask for the stoppage of growth until affordable housing, infrastructure, and traffic are fixed. In reality, growth is the answer to these problems.
In The News
Read the latest articles about topics that are effecting our community.
SRQ Daily: Commissioners Deserve Praise on Affordable Housing
Last month we wrote a column on the importance of considering government fees and how they impact affordable housing. Those fees do not magically get absorbed by a developer; they get passed along to the homeowner in the cost of housing. We asked governments to consider how fees impact affordable housing when they are looking at raising them.
Argus Impact: New Donations to Selby Gardens Master Plan To Be Tripled Thanks to Leadership Gift from Willis A. Smith Construction
A leadership gift from Willis A. Smith Construction to the Campaign for Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ Master Plan has seeded a double matching opportunity for new gifts, which will enable the fundraising goal for the project’s first phase to be met. The Willis Smith donation leverages Selby Gardens’ existing Campaign Capping Challenge, which has been matching every gift dollar-for-dollar for Phase One of the Master Plan.
Argus Impact: Halfacre sponsors First Step event
Halfacre Construction Co., a Lakewood Ranch-based commercial construction company, recently sponsored Lightshare Behavioral Wellness and Recovery’s Caring Hearts events with a $2,500 sponsorship
SRQ Daily: Comprehensive Affordable Housing Policies include tax and fee restraint
Lack of available affordable or attainable housing is a complaint that is widespread from employees to employers. In recent years, it has begun to include middle income retirees as they get pushed out of rentals due to the increase in rents due to increased market...
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Argus Impact – Gecko’s Hospitality Group Reaffirms Commitment to Unidos Now Scholarships
The Gecko’s Hospitality Group family of restaurants has renewed its ongoing commitment as a Business Partner with Unidos Now, designating their Future Leaders Academy as direct recipients of a multi-year scholarship award. Gecko’s co-owners, Mike Gowan & Mike Quillen awarded the check at a presentation ceremony at the Fruitville Gecko’s.
SRQ Daily: Foxworthy Improved Lives of Thousands
Last month, we lost an amazing hero in Sarasota County. Ron Foxworthy passed away after a lifetime of amazingly good deeds and solid leadership that altered the course of Sarasota County for the better. We are lucky to have had him here; he touched thousands of lives. Read More