MODERATOR: GRETCHEN SCHNEIDER
General Manager of the Development Services Department for the city of Sarasota.
You look out your window and there they are putting up fencing and parking trucks all over the place! They haven’t lifted the first shovel of dirt and you’re already upset with an anticipated mess in the street and that you’re about to lose a treasured view of green space or the bay. You know it’s too late to add your voice to a neighborhood initiative that questioned the project, but it might have helped if you had taken time to familiarize yourself with it.
Gretchen Schneider joins Einstein’s Circle to give us greater insight into the building process with an open discussion of the importance of timing as Sarasota continues its methodology for approving private building projects that sometimes dramatically alter the city’s landscape.