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On May 11, 2016, the Sarasota County Board of Commissioners voted to give away the last remaining public right-of-way along the number 1 beach in the world - a section of Beach Road north of Columbus Boulevard. We are here to stop and reverse this action which is in direct opposition to the general public welfare and is harmful to our local business community. Join us.
What we've done:
Reopen Beach Road has sued the County to prevent the give away for now. We've blanketed Sarasota County with "Keep Beach Road Public" signs. We've attended every county commission meeting we can to inform them of their mistake. We've done hours and hours of research to uncover very interesting facts about this abandoned road and we are sharing it with you.
Why the effort? It's the right thing.
The county has prevented the giveaway or sale of Beach Road for more than 40 years. Redesigning Beach Road to be hurricane resistant, pedestrian friendly and to permanently repair this public thoroughfare would cost the city $2 million. It has since cost the county $6 million.