In the next 90 days, Interim City Manager Tony Delgado should focus on communicating the awesomeness of Lakeland to residents, the importance of customer service to city employees and one-on-one with his bosses. He should also focus on increasing productivity and efficiency.
That was the consensus of city commissioners who filled out anonymous surveys in preparation for a priority-setting exercise led by Florida Southern College business professor Larry Ross on Monday. More
A resident’s request to move a 1910 monument to Confederate soldiers from the center of Munn Park to a historic museum received no support from the City Commission. Here is a recording of today’s 17-minute discussion, some key quotes and social media commentary: More
Challenged to find a way to balance the city budget without a .9 mill increase in property taxes, Mayor Howard Wiggs tonight proposed a plan that would combine a .5 mill hike with a partial fire fee. It didn’t pass muster. More
If you do business in Lakeland, it looks like the annual fee for your city occupational license is going up — but in most cases only by a few dollars and you won’t see the higher fee for about a year. More