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Local Amendments

Here's a brief overview of the charter amendments and local media stories addressing the issues.

Decide the Date  (City of Sarasota)

This is a proposed amendment that seeks to change the dates of the City election from March/May of odd-numbered years to August/November of even-numbered years. You can find a PDF of this proposed amendment here

Local Coverage:

Single Member Districts (County)

This is a proposed amendment that will change the election of County Commissioners from voters county wide, to only those in that particular district. You can find a PDF of this proposed amendment here.
Local Coverage:

Legacy Trail Referendum

The Legacy Trail will take you from Venice to Sarasota. And this new referendum wants to expand the land of this biker friendly trail, adding nine miles north into downtown Sarasota. You can find a PDF of this proposed bond referendum here.


Local Coverage: 

Sarasota Observer

Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Sarasota Herald-Tribune