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NEWS RELEASE
City Hall
1565 First Street
Sarasota, FL 34236

For Immediate Release: January 5, 2012

DISTRICT 1 COMMUNITY FORUM TO BE HELD JAN. 12

Sarasota, FL: District 1 City Commissioner Willie Shaw will host a community forum Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 6 p.m. at the Pines of Sarasota, 1501 North Orange Avenue. Commissioner Shaw will provide an update on initiatives occurring within District 1 and answer constituent questions. Residents, business owners and District 1 stakeholders are encouraged to attend.

Discussion topics include: community policing, Mediterranean Apartments, youth empowerment, North Trail Partnership, 17th and Orange drainage project, North Sarasota library, North Sarasota workforce initiative and Marian Anderson Place. To see a complete agenda click here. This will be the third community forum held by Commissioner Shaw.

Commissioner Shaw has served as the District 1 City Commissioner since May 2011. He represents the City Commission on the Juvenile Justice Council of the Department of Justice/Juvenile Assessment Center Advisory Committee, Enterprise Zone Redevelopment Agency, the Sarasota County Community Action Agency Board and the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council.

The boundaries of District 1 roughly are University Parkway to the north; Fruitville Road to the south; N. Tamiami Trail to the west and Tuttle Avenue to the east.

Two additional District 1 forums with Commissioner Shaw are already scheduled:

March 8, 2012 - Joint meeting with Sarasota County Commissioner Carolyn Mason
Harvest Tabernacle – 6 p.m.
209 N. Lime Avenue

May 10, 2012
Robert L. Taylor Community Complex – 6 p.m.
1845 34th Street

For more information on the community forum contact Shavon Reed-Agard in the Newtown Redevelopment Office: 941-365-2200 ext. 3221.

 


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