Sarasota city commissioners approve funding for Marbut contract extension

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 11:48 pm | Updated: 9:06 pm, Mon Mar 31, 2014.

SARASOTA-  On Tuesday night, the Sarasota City Commission approved funding to keep Dr. Robert Marbut on board to address Suncoast homelessness.

Sarasota County sent a request to the City of Sarasota for funding which covers Dr. Marbut's contract extension, and environmental, feasibility, and due diligence studies on potential homeless shelters.

Dr. Marbut's contract extension is estimated to cost $83,654, while other project costs are estimated at $69,201.  With a total budget estimate of $152,855, the City has agreed to pay $76,427.50-- a 50% share.

Marbut's contract with the City of Sarasota and Sarasota County will end November 30th, 2014.

More about

More about

More about

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Welcome to the discussion.


Send your photos & videos to and you could be featured on ABC 7 & our website.