Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Charles Hines and Keith Fitzgerald at CONA May 11

The legislative session   how will it affect us?
Sarasota - At the May 112015 meeting of the Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations  CONA, their guest speaker, Commissioner Charles Hines, will speak about what the county commission and administration have been following during the current legislative session in Tallahassee and how neighborhoods will be affected by the actions of the legislators.
   Following that brief to his constituents, Commissioner Hines will engage in a discussion with Keith Fitzgerald on this topic and related issues.  
   CONA audiences need no introduction to Keith Fitzgerald, during the last decade he frequently has been invited as a guest speaker. He is a resident of the Indian Beach  Sapphire Shores neighborhood, a professor of political science at New College, a former state representative, and the author of Face of the Nation: Immigration, the State, and the National Identity.
   Following the discussion, written questions submitted by members and from the audience will be asked of the guest speakers.  
   The evening promises to be informative, especially for those of us who have been wondering just what is going on during the legislative session and how it will affect us.
   CONA meetings are open to the public as well as members of the seventy-two associations the organization represents and its individual members.  
   CONA meets regularly on second Mondays of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Sarasota Garden Club, 1131 Boulevard of the Arts in Sarasota, which is at the intersection of Tamiami Trail, south of the Municipal Auditorium. Parking and the entrance are reached from Van Wezel Way. A social at 6:30 p.m. precedes the meeting.

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