* * * April 1, 2015: Key Decision Point for Legacy Trail Extension * * *
Next stop: downtown Sarasota!
The Feasibility Study to Extend The Legacy Trail to downtown Sarasota will be discussed by the Sarasota County Commissioners at their April 1 meeting. It is important for everyone that supports the Trail Extension to attend this meeting and show your silent but visible support by wearing your yellow Trail Extension shirt. We want the Commissioners to see a lot of yellow in the audience!
This Feasibility Study discussion is scheduled for the morning session which begins at 9 am Wednesday April 1 at the Commission Chambers – First Floor – County Administration Center – 1660 Ringling Blvd – Downtown Sarasota. There will likely be numerous items on the agenda, and we will not know the order of topics, so please plan to be there for the 9am start. We hope the County Commissioners will take the next step forward, which we believe centers on commissioning an independent property appraisal of the rail corridor in coordination with CSX Corporation, the current property owner, and the Trust for Public Land, which offers a wealth of experience in acquiring private land for public use. TPL negotiated the 2004 sale of the rail corridor from CSX to Sarasota County that became The Legacy Trail. If you need to buy a yellow Trail Extension shirt please contact MJ Rouvet (Venice area) 941-484-8964
or Chuck Butterfield (Sarasota area) 941-408-3979
$15 short sleeve $20 long sleeve