A Blog About Economic Development and City Planning in Manatee and Sarasota County Craighullinger@gmail.com

City Planning News

Friday, February 15, 2013

Sister Cities Organization of Sarasota

Sister Cities Organization of Sarasota is our organization committed to improving relations among the cities and people of the world.

More about Sister Cities of Sarasota at:



Embracing Our Differences

Embracing Our Differences

Embracing Our Differences 10th Anniversary Outdoor Exhibits Announced

The winners of the 10th annual Embracing Our Differences outdoor juried art exhibit have been selected and will be on display March 31-June 2 at Sarasota’s Bayfront Park, on March 31-April 29 at Rossi Waterfront Park in Bradenton, and  on May 1-June 2 at North Port High School. More than 2,400 entries were submitted by individuals from 44 countries and 32 states.

Sister Cities Association of Sarasota has partnered with Embracing Our Differences through our Alliance member of the Sarasota Manatee Jewish Federation since the initiative began. We annually invite artists from our Sister Cities to compete.  Over the years we have had many artists submissions from our twinned communities displayed.  Winners for 2013 are expected to be announced soon.

The centerpiece of the Embracing Our Differences are 39 billboard size images (12.5 feet by 16 feet) created by local, national and international artists, writers and students. The display reflects the artists' interpretations of the theme "enriching lives through diversity."

For more details visit embracingourdifferences.org.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Below is the list of traffic intersection in Sarasota County with red light cameras that will generate automatic tickets for red light runners.

· SB S Tuttle Ave @ Bahia Vista St.

· EB Bahia Vista St @ S Tuttle Ave.

· NB N Washington Blvd @ Fruitville Rd.

· EB Fruitville Rd @ N Washington Blvd.

· WB Fruitville Rd @ N Tuttle Ave.

· NB N Tamiami Trail / US 41 @ University Pkwy.

· SB N Tamiami Trail / US 41 @ University Pkwy.

· NB S Tamiami Trail / US 41 @ Bee Ridge Rd.

· SB S Tamiami Trail / US 41 @ Bee Ridge Rd.

· WB Bee Ridge Rd @ S Tamiami Trail / US 41.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Sarasota - Rowing


The lakes at Nathan Benderson Park span 366 acres, a series of huge mining pits filled with water. Sarasota County plans on spending $40 million to transform the park into the No. 1 competitive rowing facility in the nation.

Click to Read More:

Craig Hullinger AICP Twitter