Marbut's report gets green light

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SARASOTA, FLA. - Dr. Robert Marbut's final report on the homeless problem in Sarasota County has not been released yet, but Sarasota County, the City of Venice, the City North port, and the City of Sarasota all agreed to extend his contract and move forward with implementing his recommendations.

The group says the move is necessary to start the background process of vetting the potential sites for the proposed 5 shelters.  

They gave Marbut the green light to begin gathering the environmental information needed to construct on the site.  Officials also agreed to come up with joint ordinated needed to implement Marbut's recommendations. 

Tonight on ABC 7 News at 6,  we'll have more about the suggestions to solve the homeless problem.