Since May 2016, Reopen Beach Road has researched, created and collected many resources for the public of Sarasota.
About the Petitions
Our top goals is to pass two amendments to the Sarasota Charter. We need to collect 15,000 signatures do this.
Charter Amendment to Preserve County-Owned Parks, Preserves, Beach and Water Access and Waterfront Vistas
The County shall not sell, and shall retain ownership of, County-owned Parks and Preserves, and shall not vacate or sell County-owned road segments or rights of way along or abutting any beach, river, creek, canal, lake, bay, gulf access or waterfront vista. The County shall encourage maximum right of way use for public access and viewing of waterfront vistas. Whenever feasible, the County shall make these areas accessible to mobility impaired persons.
Charter Amendment to Retain or Reacquire Siesta Key Beach Road as Public Right of Way
The County shall rescind the vacation of, or re-acquire, Beach Road on Siesta Key as it existed on January 1, 2016, and shall not vacate or sell this County-owned road segment(s) or right of way. The County shall provide maximum right of way use of Beach Road for public access, including vehicular use and viewing of waterfront vistas. The County shall make this area accessible to mobility impaired persons.
Taylor Engineering Report
In 2012, Sarasota County contracted Taylor Engineering to perform the North Beach Road Shoreline Protective Study of Siesta Key. The study was to determine a course of action for North Beach Road after the 2012 hurricane season produced damage to the road and to eliminate further damage to the roadway from future flooding events. This reports 4 options and a 5th, no action, option with details and cost estimates for all options.