Development plans that go before the City Commission in March call for various combinations of retail, a fast casual restaurant, office building, a hotel and a convenience/gas store | Check details
Parks and rec plans to spend $3,500 to have tree consultant Joseph Samnik take a look at the aging oak at the foot of Success Avenue. A previous $1,100 study recommended removing the tree as a safety hazard, but many people have a sentimental attachment to it and would like the city to keep it in place.
The city of Lakeland is looking for 10 minutes of your time. That’s about how long it takes to fill out the city’s annual survey of citizen values at lakelandvalues.com.
The survey, which launched today and remains online until Feb. 28, will be used in setting priorities as the city starts to prepare its 2018-19 budget. It is offered in English or Spanish.
As an incentive, the city is offering prizes for those who choose to leave their email address to be entered into a drawing. For more information, call 863-834-7926.
Shawn Sherrouse, assistant city manager in Lakeland, was one of the top choices for city manager in Plant City, but commissioners ultimately voted unanimously to promote Bill McDaniel, Plant City’s assistant city manager and a former police chief | See Ledger coverage
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.