Spotlight on GGP Neighbor - Cathy Antunes    GGPA member Cathy Antunes has been a longtime political commentator in Sarasota.   She’s written monthly articles in SRQ daily, an online news site, since 2011, and writes her own blog at   Cathy has now become a radio personality as well.  Her show,  “The Detail”, is on Fridays at 2 p.m. on WSRQ, 98.3 FM, 106.9 FM and 1220 AM.  She began her show last June and all of her interviews can be heard on podcasts accessible at

Cathy Antunes

Cathy’s interviews grapple with a range of issues of local and regional concern.  She’s explored subjects relating to property development and land use, traffic,  the Sarasota Charter,  moneyand influence in elections, ballot amendments and voting rights, lawsuits involving Sarasota, beach assets, and school board issues-- to name just a few.   Her guests are elected officials from Sarasota city and county, as well as other city, county and state representatives, along with business people and local activists.

Cathy is active in the GGPA, and presently serves as its Vice President .  She also keeps GGPA’s board up to date on activities of regional neighborhood associations.  These include CCNA (Coalition of City Neighborhood Associations), DSCA (Downtown Sarasota Condominium Association) and CONA (Council of Neighborhood Associations).

Cathy and her husband Jose Antunes, an endocrinologist, live in the Renaissance (378 GGP).


Meet and Greet-   June 23, 2016  See Photos on Photo Page  

Meet and Greet Thursday October 27, 2016

Photo courtesy of Charlotte and Tom Hedge, Premier Sotheby's International Realty

Photo courtesy of Charlotte and Tom Hedge, Premier Sotheby's International Realty

News & Events

GGPA Meet and Greet - October 27, 2016  Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to dusk  Pier 550    (pool area by Building 616)     See Photos below!

Sarasota Bayfront 20:20

GGPA Member Tom Hedges represents GGPA at a Sarasota Bayfront 20:20 Meeting

GGPA’s Board of Directors voted to have the Association participate in the Sarasota Bayfront 20:20 planning process.   GGPA member Tom Hedges volunteered to serve as the Association’s representative.   Tom reports that the last meeting was well attended and hosted by Mr. Klauber with a fundraising update from Drayton Saunders, who has been tasked with the effort of raising 2.5 million privately and hopes to do this in $50,000 pieces.  To get some sense of what has transpired to date Tom suggests that anyone interested visit   For more information about Tom's report, click here.

GGPA Entrance Way Upgraded

Golden Gate Point's Entrance Way was created during the streetscape, an has not been painted since 2008.  GGPA's Board, working with the City, arranged for it to be freshly repainted.  The adjacent retaining wall has been power washed.

GGP Owners to see tax savings from refinancing of bond for GGP Special Taxing District.
City Manager Tom Barwin announced that the City recently refinanced the remaining $2.7 million of the $5.8 million General Obligation Bonds Series 2008 for the GGPA special taxing district (streetscape). When issued 8 year ago, the bond rate was 3.93%--  the rate has now dropped to 1.74%  That translates into savings for the GGPA taxing district--- through maturity a total savings of almost $300,000. with a net present value of $272,000- a 10.32% reduction.  GGPA thanks Tom Barwin and Finance Director John Lege and his team for finding these savings which will benefit GGPA taxpayers. 

Site Plan Approval Granted for 609 Golden Gate Point
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January 16, 2016 Annual Meeting.      The annual meeting of the GGP Association was held at the Bird Key Yacht Club on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 9:30 am.  Over 50 GGPA members attended and heard Michael Klauber and Virginia Haley speak about plans for the former Quay and GWiz properties.  
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October 13, 2015
GGPA members meet with city officials about resurfacing and traffic on Route 41
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