Save Siesta Key’s Aug. 18 public meeting is postponed

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A public meeting set for Wednesday, Aug. 18 has been postponed by the Save Siesta Key group. No new date has yet been announced.

Save Siesta Key organized in March with a goal of getting the Florida Legislature, and then local voters, to approve a plan that allows Siesta Key to become its own municipality. It is currently being governed by Sarasota County.

The meeting had been scheduled to share the group’s feasibility study — one of the requirements for an incorporation application to Tallahassee. The group said on its Facebook page that the meeting was postponed in order to allow it to focus on the Sept. 1 deadline for the application. Consultant Bill Underwood, who is compiling the study and lives on the east coast of Florida, was scheduled to speak.

Board member Tracy Jackson said the incorporation group is allowing Underwood to keep processing the comprehensive study without interruption. He will share details of the study to the public at a later date, she added, when more of the island’s residents are home and not up north for a summer getaway.

Donations can be made and petitions can be downloaded at As of Monday, Aug. 16, the group had raised $87,255 via 138 donations toward its $125,000 goal. Regarding petitions, 1,377 had been signed as of that date. The group’s goal is 2,000.

John Morton
Author: John Morton

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