RDA Newsletters

July 2021 Newsletter

  • Report from July 21 Community Meeting

  • Park Progress Report & August 18 Special Design Meeting

  • Meet Annie Murphy of WSLR/Fogartyville

  • Treasure Hunt: July Clue & June Winner

  • and more


July 13 Special Edition

  • Details on Upcoming July 21 Community Meeting


June 2021 Newsletter

  • July 21 In-Person and Streamed Community Meeting

  • Meet Joanne Heiland of Blue Line

  • Introducing a monthly Treasure Hunt

  • Report problems to SPD and the City for solution

  • What's Happening and Other news

May 2021 Newsletter

  • Next Community Meeting(s) in July and/or August

  • Meet Theresa La Salle of Vino Bistro

  • What's Next for the Rosemary District park

  • Murals of Overtown history from RADD

  • Tuesday Night Markets

  • New 25 MPH Speed Limit and School Zone signs


April 2021 Newsletter

  • Community Meeting Agenda, featured speaker Destin Wells, & Zoom Registration

  • Meet Francisco Jimenez, The Barber SRQ

  • Board Changes: Welcome Dawnyelle Singleton

  • Rosemary Art + Design District (RADD) Launch

  • What's Developing? Rezoning west of Cocoanut

  • News about The Bay Park

March 2021 Newsletter

  • Register for the April 21 Online Community Meeting

  • Meet Whitney Willis of Willow's Café

  • Things to do this month

  • What's Developing? Trees on Florida Ave.

  • Sarasota requests your input on Homelessness & Affordable Housing

  • Renew your RDA Membership

February 2021 Newsletter

  • Save the Date for April 21 Online Community Meeting

  • Survey: How would you like to use the park?
    & Volunteer to plan park activities

  • Meet Rano Halikova of Beauty of Sprouts

  • What's Developing? 332 Cocoanut

  • Update on "Cocoanut Arts" rezone

  • Renew your RDA Membership

January 2021 Newsletter

  • Park fundraising success!

  • Update on Jan 13 Community Meeting

  • RDA's 2020 Accomplishments

  • It's time to vote for 2021-2022 Board

  • Renew you RDA Membership

  • What's Developing? Lofts on Lemon 

December 2020 Newsletter

  • Save the Date for Jan. 13 Online Community Meeting

  • A Park in Rosemary District is in the works!

  • What's Developing? A Portrait of Zahrada

  • Run for the RDA Board

  • Renew your RDA Membership


November 2020 Newsletter

  • Save the Date Jan. 13 Online Community Meeting

  • Development News

  • US-41 Roundabouts are Open

  • Run for the RDA Board

  • Renew your RDA Membership


October 2020 Newsletter

  • A Successful City Commission Candidate Forum

  • RDA Community Meetings to Resume -- Online

  • Drop off unneeded prescription drugs at SPD

  • Complete surveys about Ringling Blvd and Performing Arts Center  

September 2020 Newsletter

  • Details — Online City Commission Candidate Forum on Sept. 23

  • Meet the Candidates

  • Information on Voter Registration and Vote-By-Mail

  • Support Local Businesses

August 2020 Newsletter

  • Online City Commission Candidate Forum on Sept. 23 Planned

  • News and Concerns about US-41 Roundabouts

  • Historic Leonard Reid House is moving and becoming a museum

  • Please report street light outages to the City

  • SPD wins award for actions to protect pedestrians and cyclists

July 2020 Newsletter

  • Why & How to Vote in August 18 Election

  • RDA planning Candidate Forum for City Commission Districts 1 & 2

  • Covid-19 News

  • Neighborhood News

  • RDA seeks volunteers to share link to this newsletter with neighbors

June 2020 Newsletter

  • A Social Distancing Ice Cream Social scheduled for June 24

  • RDA Board goal-setting resumes; seeks volunteers for two

  • Local Elections in August and November

  • Covid-19 News

  • and more

May 2020 Newsletter

  • Covid-19 news roundup: testing sites, business recovery grants

  • Rosemary District items for City of Sarasota Capital Improvement Budget

  • Register for new Emergency Alert System

  • Seat belt enforcement campaign in May

  • Respond to the 2020 Census NOW

  • View Bayfront and Fountain Park via live video feed 

April 2020 Newsletter

  • No RDA meetings until COVID-19 Health Emergency ends

  • A report on ways to help each other and to seek help for yourself

  • The City has plans for sanitary facilities for our homeless neighbors

  • Roundabouts at 10th and 14th Streets open within a week

  • Respond to the 2020 Census NOW

March 2020 Newsletter

  • Novel Coronavirus likely to affect event schedules

  • Support local businesses through this challenging time

  • Sarasota Transportation Plan seeks your feedback

  • A Plan to hold meetings about planned new developments

  • Renew your membership; meet new business members

February 2020 Newsletter

  • Report from January 22 Community Meeting: Parking & 2020 Census

  • New Board of Directors and Officers

  • Update on Traffic Calming and Traffic Re-routing

  • Meet New Business Members

  • Donate Books to Lil Tiger Library

  • Renew Your Membership

January 2020 Newsletter

  • January 22 Community Meeting Agenda

  • Meet the Nominees for the Board of Directors

  • New News in Traffic Calming

  • Development Update

  • Volunteer on MLK Day of Service at SSA&S

  • Renew Your Membership


December 2019 Newsletter

  • Run for the Board — Nominations are Open

  • Traffic Update

  • Volunteer on MLK Day of Service at SSA&S

  • Renew Your Membership

  • Welcome New Businesses

November 2019 Newsletter

  • Report from November 14 Community Meeting

    • Traffic Issues

    • Board Update

  • Upcoming Board Elections

  • Time to Renew Your Membership


Special Edition November 2019

  • November 14 Meeting Agenda

  • Report on Response to Neighborhood's Homeless


October 2019 Newsletter

  • Next RDA Community Meeting November 14 (new date)

  • New Look, New Logo, New Website for RDA

  • Traffic Issues & A Pending Solution


September 2019 Newsletter

  • Next RDA Community Meeting November 13

  • Rosemary Square murals taking shape

  • Are we a neighborhood of "foodies"?

  • Volunteers sought to proofread new website

  • Neighborhood History: Ace Theater

  • ... and other news

August 2019

  • Next RDA Community Meeting November 13

  • City Commission to vote on Rosemary District Zoning

  • Volunteers sought for RDA mapping project

  • New Board Member, Moriah Taliaferro

  • Neighborhood History: Leonard Reid

  • ... and other news

July 2019

  • Next RDA Community Meeting July 17

  • Report from the Community Relations Committee

  • Remembering Greg Hall

  • A Website Tour

  • ...and other news


June 2019

  • Next RDA Community Meeting July 17

  • Results of the June 3 City Commission meeting

  • New Board Member, Grace Howl

  • ...and other news


May 2019

  • Next RDA Community Meeting July 17

  • Overtown Heritage Celebration and some Neighborhood History

  • Development Update

  • Efforts continue to get a park in Rosemary District

  • "Open for Business"

  • ...and other news


April 2019