Siesta Key Association, Siesta Key, Florida



SKA AUGUST PUBLIC MEETING

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 4:30PM
St. Boniface Episcopal Church Parish Hall
5615 Midnight Pass Road – Siesta Key

Chief Michael Regnier  of the Sarasota County Fire Department will provide information about upcoming construction at the Siesta Key Fire Station #13.

Please join us!

SKA Board of Directors

SKA PROJECT UPDATES

We regret that this website is not up to date.  That's because we're busy working on a great new website that will better serve our members with more relevant and current information. 
Stay tuned for updates!


SIESTA PROMENADE UPDATE - FEBRUARY 2019

One of our SKA members has initiated a legal challenge to the approval of the Siesta Promenade project.  You can read the Mission Statement on our site.  Sura Kochman is the sole Plaintiff in the case based on her legal standing as a neighborhood resident.  You can check Sura's Updates page for more information.

SKA is working on filing an amicus curiae brief ("Friend of the Court"  statement) supporting the legal action.  More details will be provided as they develop.


BIG PASS DREDGING UPDATE - FEBRUARY 2019

Great news!  On February 12, 2019, Judge Andrea McHugh ruled in support of the SKA legal action to require the City of Sarasota to comply with its own regulations “to make an official determination that the Project is consistent with the City [Comprehensive] Plan and all other applicable local, regional, state, and federal plans and regulations.”

The city also would have to make the case that it would not need to provide notice of the project “to all affected persons … in a manner sufficient to trigger the right of those persons to challenge the decision under Chapter 163 [of the Florida Statutes].”

The city was given 20 days to respond to the order but may ask for an additional 10 days.  Updates will be provided as they become available.


IN OUR 70TH YEAR OF SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY

The Siesta Key Association was formed in 1948 as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit community group dedicated to maintaining Siesta Key as an attractive residential area. Siesta Key has no unique government entity. Our mission is to provide a representative voice with county government in civic and community affairs of interest to all property owners and residents on Siesta Key. 

SKA has about 2000 individual members , but we always welcome new ones.  Join us today to participate in this important community organization.  Simply click the link to the right to get started.  Just a $30 yearly investment will help us all to protect the distinctive character of Siesta Key.

Stay Active with SKA

The Siesta Key Association has a rich tradition of representing and proactively lobbying for the rights of the citizens of Siesta Key. It is becoming ever more critical to have an active member body that represents the interest of all property owners on Siesta Key.

SKA needs volunteers who can actively participate in subcommittees that work closely with the County to beautify our island, look after the environment and ensure that zoning laws are followed, so we can look forward to maintaining the essence of Siesta Key that is so important to all of us. Please contact info@siestakeyassociation.com for more information.

If you don't have the time to participate in subcommittees, you can learn more about what is happening in your community and contribute your ideas by attending any of the monthly SKA Public Meetings held the first Thursday of every month.

And don't forget to keep your email address current! We don't want to lose touch with you!

GOALS PROJECTS 2019

  • Provide advocacy for our members with County and State government
  • Maintain Siesta Key Overlay District standards and the Gulf Beach Setback Line
  • Protect our natural environment of mangrove, tree canopy, beach vegetation, waterways, and wildlife
  • Pursue bike, pedestrian, and driver safety and reduced traffic on Siesta Key and Bay Island
  • Protect Sarasota Big Pass environment and advocate alternatives for Lido Key renourishment
  • Continue beach park collaborative planning, including paid parking and off-island parking
  • Advocate for minimal impact from Siesta Promenade development
  • Code Red participation for all Siesta Key residents
  • Beautify and improve Siesta Key
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IMPORTANT ISSUES

Please donate to the Siesta Key Environmental Defense Fund at
SKEDF.org

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Siesta Key Association • PO Drawer 35200 • Sarasota, FL 34242 • 941-364-4880info@siestakeyassociation.com