As city commissioners weigh options on where to move the Confederate monument that dominates Munn Park, people on both sides of the issue continue to give their opinions at the board’s twice-a-month meetings.
A report on options for moving the Confederate monument away from Munn Park pegs the cost at $200,000 to $225,000 and suggests city commissioners choose between two locations: Roselawn Cemetery off Ingraham Avenue or Veterans Park just west of the RP Funding Center.
City commissioners said red-light cameras improve safety by changing driver behavior as they voted 6-1 to extend the city’s contract with camera provider American Traffic Solution of Arizona for five years. Commissioner Michael Dunn dissented. | The contract | Data map: yearly collisions at red-light camera intersections Source: The Ledger
The city has taken ownership of five derelict properties on North Vermont Avenue between Parker Street and Memorial Boulevard (map) and will clean them up before deciding whether to fix the run-down houses and apartments on them or tear them down. Source: The Ledger
On Bump Galletta’s “Low Down With…” podcast, Mayor Bill Mutz discusses his faith, his large family, why he ran for mayor, the job ahead and why Lakeland needs to plan for autonomous vehicles.
Lakeland Mayor Bill Mutz and Polk County Commission Chairman Todd Dantzler updated members of the Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce on the state of the city and county this morning. This video starts a few minutes into Mutz’ presentation. Check after the jump for the intro and the beginning of Mutz’ talk. Unfortunately, a few […]
Lakeland City Manager Tony Delgado gave updates on projects such as the soon-to-open Dog Leg Park along the Cleveland Heights Golf Course and the Se7en Wetlands nature area, as well as the Mirrorton development north of Lake Mirror this morning at his third quarterly “Tony Talks.” He also answered citizen questions.
Although one commissioner expressed reservations, design sketches for the 305-unit Mirrorton rental development near the LPD station got a unanimous endorsement from the Lakeland City Commission today.
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 Source: The Ledger
A Black & Brew coffee shop could open at the Lakeland Public Library on Lake Morton by this fall under a renovation plan presented to city commissioners today.