Siesta Key Legal Challenge News and Updates
Legal Challenges News & Updates
Support the Defense of Siesta Key!
Lourdes Ramirez filed two legal challenges against Sarasota County for violating our growth laws: at DOAH and Circuit Court.
We are fundraising for the legal defense. Your support is critical to her success! Please use the link below and contribute to our cause!
Siesta Key Community is a 10 year old organization helping to raise funds for the Legal Defense of Siesta Key. Your donation through the PayPal/credit card processing will be handled by Siesta Key Community Inc.
Or mail a check to:
Siesta Key Community Legal Defense Fund
PO Box 35231
Siesta Key, FL 34242
Contributions are not tax deductible
All proceeds go towards the legal defense fund.
No group, association, or organizations has donated towards this lawsuit. Some donors mistakenly sent donations to defend Siesta Key to other local groups believing it is being forwarded to our efforts. Please be sure to send your check to the address listed above. Thanks!
If you prefer to mail your check directly to the lawyers, Send your check to:
Martha M. Collins, P.A. Iolta Trust Account
c/o Collins Law Group
777 South Harbour Island Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33602
Note: Please be sure to put 'Siesta Key hotel lawsuit' on the memo line of your check.
Latest News on Legal Challenges re: Mega Hotels
Ruling a possible blow to hotels?
Link to article: Siesta Sand, 4/28/23 (link)
Week of Nov. 13 the earliest the trial could begin…
Link to article: Sarasota News Leader, 4/21/23 (link)
Siesta Key Hotel faces more legal scrutiny
Link to article: Sarasota Observer, 4/18/23 (link)
Critics of proposed Siesta Key Hotel score 'Monumental' win
Link to article: Sarasota Herald Tribune, 4/4/23 (link)
Administrative law judge rules for Siesta resident in challenge involving Calle Miramar hotel plans
Link to article: 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)
Court Hearing on our Motion for Summary Judgement heard on January 6th.
NOTE: We now wait for the Judge's decision
Motion for Summary Judgement filed!
NOTE: On December 1st, we filed a motion for Summary Judgement.
Judge denies Intervenors' (developers') request to expedite Ramirez's court case
On April 25th, the intervenors/developers asked the court to move up the trial date currently scheduled for March 27, 2023. The Judge denied their request. For detail information, see the following article from the Sarasota News Leader
Link to article: Sarasota News Leader, April 28, 2022
Siesta resident cite inconsistency with Comprehensive Plan in lawsuit against Sarasota
Link to article: Sarasota News Leader, December 2, 2021
Siesta Key Resident Takes Legal Action Against Sarasota County
Link to article: Sarasota Magazine, December 1, 2021
Lawsuit filed against Sarasota County following high-density hotel approval on Siesta Key
Link to news: News Channel 8, November 30, 2021
Siesta Key Hotel challenged in court By Sarasota County resident
Link to article: Sarasota Herald Tribune, November 29, 2021
Siesta resident challenges zoning change for hotel
Link to news: SNN, November 29, 2021