A coalition of Sarasota residents working toward quality progress for our city.

STOP! is a civic group formed to safeguard the growth and development of the City of Sarasota. Our focus concerns the city’s zoning regulations. Currently, these codes prevent formal citizen input and feedback on proposed development in our downtown while creating hulking buildings on narrow sidewalks, unrealistic traffic planning and walkability/ pedestrian hazards. The new Form-Based Code, currently under consideration, would reduce public input in all outlying areas of the City.

This website tells you who we are and what we do. It provides background and resources on the issues we face. Most importantly, it provides a guide to getting involved and making your voice heard.

Please explore our site and get to know us better; we hope you will want to join our effort.

For Your Calendar
January 16:  2:30 PM
City Commission Chambers
1565 1st Street
The City Commission will decide specific dates for considering the Form-Based Code during their afternoon session.   They have agreed to hold dedicated public hearings on the approval process and wide sidewalks, but this meeting is where that agreement will be confirmed.  We believe they will follow through, but it’s always good to keep paying attention.  Please attend if you can, and wear red.