The City of Sarasota has 3 voting districts and a number of voting precincts. Lido Key is in Precinct 211 within District 2. The 5 Member City Commission has 2-At Large Commissioners, Debbie Trice and Vice Mayor Jen Ahearn-Koch and each district has a commissioner representing that district. Commissioner Kyle Battie represents District 1, Commission Mayor Liz Alpert represents our District (2) and Erik Arroyo represents District 3. Feel free to contact any or all of them with any comments or concerns. Hearing from constitutes is an important part of effective government.
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Latest Crime Stats & Crime Map
The Sarasota Police Department utilizes a proactive, intelligence led law enforcement strategy to prevent and reduce crime. Latest report and Crime stats reported by the SPD. For more information contact: Officer Matthew Grochowski, Community Relations Unit, 941-7023280 (cell) or email Matthew.Grochowski@sarasotafl.gov
The City's new micro-mobility initiative featuring scooter and bicycle sharing offered exclusively by Veo is off and running. Veo is rolling out this new service and has approximately 350-400 scooters (seated and stand-up) and 50-75 bikes (traditional and pedal-assisted) available for rent. Look for established scooter and bike corrals and approved parking areas on Main Street (conveniently located near Bay Runner trolley stops), St. Armands Circle and other parts of the city. Hours of operation are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. The vehicles can be unlocked and rented via the Veo mobile app available in the App Store and Google Play. Rental costs for scooters are $1 to unlock and 37 cents per minute. Bike rentals are 50 cents per half hour. Through its Veo Access program, the company also offers discounted rates to low-income users who qualify. The City's goal is to offer a short distance transportation option that is easy, safe and convenient. Questions can be answered on Veo or Frequently Asked Questions.
The Bay Runner trolley offering complimentary service between downtown Sarasota, St. Armands Circle and Lido Beach began March, 2022, and is proving very popular. The free open-air trolley carrying up to 28 passengers operates between downtown and the barrier islands now with 24 pre-determined stops approximately 2-3 blocks apart in pedestrian areas along Main Street, St. Armands Circle and Lido Pavilion and turnarounds at Ted Sperling Park at South Lido Beach. The trolley route map is available. Additional stops and Bird Key and Golden Gate Point have been recently added. Hours of operation and headway times for the complimentary service are:
The transit schedule will be monitored and modified as necessary to provide efficient service. The Bay Runner is equipped with a wheelchair boarding lift. The Sarasota Bay Runner app tracks real time information including approximate arrival times and is available via the Apple App Store, Google Play and a QR code on Bay Runner stop signs.
Click-2-Fix continues to get great reviews because it delivers results!
We worked with the City throughout 2021 resulting in an updated Code Compliance Portal on their website making it easier to report violations and request services. We also helped design and pilot CoS (City of Sarasota) Click-2-Fix. This is downloadable app to report problems such as potholes, broken sidewalks, tree limbs down, parking meters, and many more. City departments receiving the submissions include Public Works, Parks & Rec, Utilities, Risk Management, Parking, and Code Compliance. Users can also add photos and the physical location of the issue to assist staff. Download this innovative smartphone or tablet tool. It also works directly in your browser. The City is divided up in Code Compliance Zones.
Our next Meet & Greet will be at the Sandcastle Resort. 5:00 pm, Tuesday, December 12th, with special happy hour prices on drinks and food. Catch up as residents return from their summers!
Next Resident Meeting is Saturday January 20th, 10:00 am, Lido Beach Resort Event Space on the 8th Floor. Deputy City Manager, Pat Robinson will give us a state of the keys and the city.
SAVE THE DATE: Friday, April 5th for the Lido Key Residents Association 2024 Beach Party “Cheeseburger in Paradise “