On July 12th the Sarasota, Florida Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to deny the zoning change needed to build a gas station in a densely populated residential area. This success was won by the Clark & Proctor Healthy Neighborhoods Alliance.
CEDS began assisting the Alliance in January. The Alliance and a sister organization, the Sandhill Preserve Healthy Neighborhoods Alliance, convinced 1,730 Sarasota residents to sign a petition opposing the rezoning and another approval required for a second gas station. These signatures were gathered in an unusually short period, attesting to the deep concern Sarasota residents felt about the two gas stations.
To learn more about getting gas station benefits without jeopardizing neighborhood health, visit: https://ceds.org/gasstation/.