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Ruling a possible blow to hotels?

Siesta Sand, 4/28/23 (link)


Week of Nov. 13 the earliest the trial could begin

Sarasota News Leader, 4/21/23 (link)


Siesta Key Hotel faces more legal scrutiny

Sarasota Observer, 4/18/23 (link)


Critics of proposed Siesta Key Hotel score 'Monumental' win

Sarasota Herald Tribune, 4/4/23 (link)


Administrative law judge rules for Siesta resident in challenge involving Calle Miramar hotel plans

Sarasota News Leader, 4/10/23 (link)


Critical Times, News and highlights of Interview 

With Cathy Antunes 4/13/23


Lourdes Ramirez-Quest for Saving Siesta Key from Rampant Development

The Repository Interview on YouTube, April 18, 2023 (link)

Critical Times show Clip on Win on hotel issue 4.19.23Critical Times podcast
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Opponents of potential Siesta Key argue against a Comprehensive Plan Amendment

Excerpt:  "Past County Commission candidate and former Siesta Key Association (SKA) president Lourdes Ramirez... voiced concerns that any hotel project ultimately resulting from the Comprehensive Plan could increase the amount of traffic and demands on other island infrastructure.” ​

Sarasota Sand,  January 1, 2017 (link)

Opposition organizes against Siesta Key hotel plans

Excerpt:  "They’re in contact with Lourdes Ramirez, a resident activist who’s also organizing opposition to the comprehensive plan amendment.” ​

Sarasota Observer,  January 19, 2017 (link)


Profile: Sarasota County Commission Candidate, Lourdes Ramirez 

Excerpt:   '(Former County Commissioner) recalled when he was a county commissioner and Ramirez started showing up at meetings. She was learning issues very quickly, he said, and “you could tell she was not in it for her sake.” “Lourdes would come to the table having better knowledge of the documents than almost anyone in the room. ” 

Sarasota Herald Tribune,  August 5, 2014 (link)


Delve into 12: Lourdes Ramirez

Excerpt:   'Until she stepped down from the SKA board in March 2011, she said, “I think (density) was my No. 1 issue … I don’t believe you can squeeze (development) into every inch of a barrier island … I understand, because I lived in New York City. I didn’t move to Siesta Key to live in the same kind of environment'

Sarasota Observer, January 2012 (link)



New President is in her Zone

Excerpt:   'Those who know Lourdes Ramirez, who was elected at the association's annual breakfast last month, know she is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to zoning and her favorite barrier island. It's not so much her style but her knowledge.'

Sarasota Herald Tribune,  April 12, 2006 (link)

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