links to resources
We have an extensive collection of resource links we are happy to share with you. Here are just a few of them. We have compiled these quick lists of community resource materials, local nonprofits dealing with community-wide issues, important publications, sites, video, and blogs, as well as links related to specific meeting topics.
Please explore the links below and feel free to make suggestions for new listings.
more topics of interest
web sites with valuable community, neighborhood, homeowner, condominium, or civic association information include:
nonprofit organizations with community interests
specific CONA meeting topics
Sarasota could be a hub for organic food production
Steve Suau — February 9, 2015 CONA meeting no video available of the meeting
important meeting on community vision
Alternative visions of Sarasota
Better Government Association of Sarasota County
February 21, 2015 - moderator: Wade Matthews
panelists: Charles Hines, Jon Thaxton, Bill Zoller
Follow four links provided by Sarasota County Action Network to video segments of this forum. An officer of CONA, Bill Zoller, was on the panel and three other of our directors or officers were present and participated in the passionate discussion. In the last video, Jon Thaxton presented our award-winning 1981 comprehensive plan map we should have continued to follow—but haven't—we need to return to using it.
Urban farming and food sources
SCOPE - Sarasota County Openly Plans for Excellence
Making neighborhood water features beautiful, natural, and healthy
- Ecopsychology - Florida Native Plant Society, Laurie Sheldon, November 28, 2014
neighbors helping neighborhoods
Historic preservation adds value to your home and community
Compatible development outcome
after fifteen years of wrangling on the bayou
Jim Bridges, Joel Freedman join Jennifer Ahearn-Koch, Kafi Benz, Don Farr, Yvonne Lacey, and Pola Sommers — March 14, 2016 CONA meeting
Neighborhoods are sacred, to New Urbanists, the neighborhood is completely fundamental to planning. — Andres Duany
a WaterAtlas production
Sarasota County production
Comprehensive plan update handout
How we feed red tide
Larry Brand at Brunch for the Bay, Suncoast Waterkeeper, March 3, 2019
City transportation plan coming to Sarasota
Blue-green algae and red tide blooms in South Florida:
environmental causes and health consequences
Columbia Journalism Review symposium held May 9, 2019
a good introduction to the human factors that exacerbate red tide through the disruption of natural systems and allowing the avoidance of taking the known actions that would return the natural balance that would prevent the massive and protracted occurrences that are killing wildlife, disrupting lives and health, and devastating the state economy.
- video by Karen Bastis
Flodia Department of Transportation (FDOT)
regional news .
sends some daily updates
has free content, but well
worth a full subscription