The West Villagers For Responsible Government has some 2,000 petition signatures to remove the West Villages from North Port. West Villagers for Responsible Government formed as a result of North Port homeowner tax hikes.
West Villages consists of the Oasis, IslandWalk, Renaissance, The Preserve and Gran Paradiso communities. It also includes Sarasota National, Grand Palm and Boca Royale. CoolToday Park, the Atlanta Braves spring training complex, is inside the district. Most development is within North Port, but some is in unincorporated Sarasota County.