Lakeland Assistant City Manager Shawn Sherrouse, considered one of the top candidates to become city manager in Plant City, interviewed with city commissioners there Friday. He impressed some with his first-year fiscal plan but left one commissioner questioning his tactics.
Lakeland Electric workers who traveled to Puerto Rico to help with power recovery after Hurricane Maria encountered chaos that left them sitting around far more than working, according to a newspaper review of records that contradict managers’ claims of productivity.
The city of Lakeland’s contract for 18 red-light cameras expires this year and commissioners must decide whether to renew it. Police brass want to keep the cameras, saying they improve safety by changing driver behavior. During a workshop Friday, commissioners gave few clues how they would vote.
Add Lakeland to the list of cities where monuments to the Confederacy are being relocated following the racially motivated killings of nine people at a Charleston, S.C., church and the killing in Charlottesville, Va., of a woman protesting a white supremacy rally.
City commissioners capped a long and emotional meeting this afternoon with a 4-3 vote to relocate a monument erected in 1910 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy to a location other than the center of Munn Park.
When city commissioners consider the future of the Munn Park Confederate monument on Monday morning, they’re expecting lots of comments from residents. So today they set some special rules for the meeting:
- People who want to speak will be asked to place their name and address on a sign-in sheet.
- Speakers will be called in the order in which they signed up.
- Comments will be limited to three minutes per speaker, rather than the customary five minutes.
Lineman Joshua Lindsey was fired following an accusation that he was responsible for the theft of memorabilia from the San Juan airport just before utility crewman flew back from power restoration work in Puerto Rico. Lindsey says he will hire a lawyer because he has “been done wrong.”