August 2020

Part of economic development is the careful planning for the future of the area.  Some parts of the City Comprehensive planning effort over the years is included below and on: 

The first Comprehensive Plan for the City of Sarasota was prepared in 1925. You can read it on this link.

Click on the links below to read the current Comprehensive Plan

Sarasota City Plan 2030

Comprehensive Plan



Population Estimates


New SSC Video Proposal

The use of videos is becoming much more widespread for spreading our message and for membership recruiting. Youtube has actually overtaken Facebook as the most widely used social media platform and Facebook has more videos all the time. Sarasota Sister Cities has been taking and posting more videos at:

All of our videos are amateur efforts except the one we did in 2014 which is the first one on our Video Blog and also at:  We post our videos as we make them on our Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube, Blogs, and Pinterest Platforms

Our professional video is still very nice but a bit dated. Shaun Greenspan, the son of SSC Members Betty and Richard Greenspan, did a very nice job on this video. I asked Shaun to give us a price for updating it - my thought is he would splice in some new content with Toni introducing it. Shaun tells me that technology has moved forward substantially and that it would be very difficult to make new footage added to the old video that would look professional. Gloria also thinks it would be best to do a new video. Shaun says it would be best to produce a new video and has given us a quote for $3,500. Shaun has discussed videotaping our Board in front of Sarasota Sculptures and beginning the video with aerial photography of our Bayfront and City. Click to view the proposal.  Board Members have suggested that we incorporate many of our SSC Photos in the Video.

I request that the Board discuss this issue to determine if we are interested in going forward. Thank you for your consideration.


More Info About Sarasota Sister Cities

We have a great deal of information about Sarasota Sister Cities online.

The following addresses are used by Sarasota Sister Cities 

The following blogs were used by Sarasota Sister Cities. Some of them 
are still in use today, others are of value for the history of the organization.

Sister City Blogs

Sustainable Economic Development



Communication / Social



Minutes of our previous two meetings are on

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