Save Siesta Key nearing petition goal; board member steps aside

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With a Sept. 30 presentation planned before state officials, the Save Siesta Key incorporation team is making a final push for petitions of support.

As of Sept. 9, the group had collected 1,735 petitions. Its goal is 2,000. Petitions are available for download at and can be signed by residents, property owners, or business owners. Board member Tracy Jackson notes that if a person fits more than one of those criteria, they can sign in representation of each.

Signed petitions (requiring an ink signature) can be dropped off at either Davidson Drugs locations on the Key (where hard copies are also available) or can be mailed to P.O. Box 35214, Sarasota, FL 34242.

In other news related to the incorporation effort, board member Rick Munroe on Sept. 9 announced that he is stepping down from his role with the group.

His comment regarding his decision, which he described as “strictly personal,” is this:


“I am a working stiff and need to focus on my businesses right now as I am swamped. The board will be expanded soon with more local professionals stepping up and lending their expertise to the initiative.

“My role was always to launch the effort and navigate the political process. With the (state-mandated feasibility) study submitted , I can ease back — which was the plan from day one.” 

The remaining members for now are John Davidson, the Hon. Harry Anand, Lisa Choate, Tracy Jackson, Chuck Byrne, Tim Hensey, and Stephen Lexow.

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