Sarasota leaders ponder future of CRA

SARASOTA – Sarasota’s main redevelopment agency faces elimination next year, and its leaders have begun sketching out a final budget. The Downtown Sarasota Community Redevelopment Agency seeded downtown and Newtown neighborhood projects with more than $95 million over the past three decades, according to a financial update on Thursday. Among them were the Palm Avenue…

Bartow Community Redevelopment: Agency Focusing on Increase Housing

BARTOW | Bartow’s Community Redevelopment Agency shifted focus Wednesday in funding for non-profit groups, directing its attention toward housing development while maintaining its commitment to community events. That shift came when Jeff Bagwell, president and executive director of the Lakeland-based Keystone Challenge Fund, offered Wednesday to partner with the CRA to build two houses for…

Bradenton officials vote 4-1 to assume control of community redevelopment agencies Jan. 1

BRADENTON — Rolling the political dice against public opposition Wednesday, Bradenton City Council members voted 4-1 to assume control of the city’s three community redevelopment agencies effective Jan. 1. About a half dozen citizens once again asked councilmembers to slow the process, expressing concerns the city is moving forward without an established restructuring plan. There…

Ybor City Development Manager

Title: Ybor Development Manager (Ybor City Development Manager ) Organization: Ybor City FLSA: Exempt SALARY RANGE:  (ME ) $69,139.20 – $108,305.60 a year UNCLASSIFIED POSITION JOB CODE: 230900 BENEFITS: Health, vision, dental, and life insurance; annual and sick leave; paid holidays; pension and tax-deferred compensation (457) plan; and more. JOB PURPOSE: This is responsible professional…

PSJRA executive director resigns

Citing concerns about operational legalities and hostility from a board member, Gail Alsobrook resigned last week as executive director of the Port St. Joe Redevelopment Board. Her resignation was accepted on a 3-2 vote (Commissioner Rex Buzzett and former Mayor Mel Magidson dissenting) during the PSJRA’s monthly board meeting. Alsobrook  has served two separate terms…