Who We Are
CityPAC is a different kind of political committee. CityPAC is a non-partisan municipal political committee that operates in the open and accepts no dark money. We are not big business or out-of-town developers.
We are ordinary citizens who care about Sarasota's downtown and surrounding neighborhoods.
Read more about our Committees by clicking on their names below.
Meet Our Steering Committee
Mollie Cardamone, Former Mayor
Kelly Franklin, Community Activist
Virginia Hoffman, Artist and Activist
Donna Moffitt, Community Leader
Ronald Meyer, Attorney for CityPAC - Meyer, Blohm, and Powell, P.A., Tallahassee, FL
1. Identify and support candidates for the public office of Sarasota City Commissioner who will seek to implement resident-friendly positions on issues relevant to a livable city.
2. Advocate for issues of importance to residents.
3. Inform voters about the issues and the candidates who are resident friendly.
CityPAC is a nonpartisan political committee formed to:
Everyone who resides in Sarasota, appreciates our dynamic and walkable City, and wants a city that is a safe and pleasant destination for living, shopping, dining, entertainment, leisure, culture, and more.
Who Should Care
The growing City of Sarasota residential community has yet to achieve representation appropriate for its size and contributions to the local economy.
According to a 2021 detailed analysis conducted by the Downtown Sarasota Condominium Association (DSCA), 12,000 residents live seasonally or year-round within the four Downtown Zone Districts which include the areas of Gulfstream Avenue, the Bayfront, the Rosemary District, Golden Gate Point, Historic Palm Avenue, and along Main Street.
Development of 895 residential units is underway within the City of Sarasota as of the summer of 2021, with an additional 1,788 units proposed for near-term development. Within the downtown neighborhood, population is projected to exceed 15,000 by 2026, a 4% annual increase between 2020 and 2026. The City growth overall is projected at 1.4% annually over the same period.
In the first quarter 2020 and through the first quarter of 2021, this new population contributed to 56% of the city's residential sales. With such residential growth and economic impact, there is an increasing need for the downtown to be livable, vibrant, and sustainable.