BREAKING: With all precincts reporting (mail ballots uncounted), strong mayor effort loses 69% to 31%. #lkld pic.twitter.com/MRUiz5kMhs — Lkld Now (@LkldNow) November 8, 2017 Big election night in Lakeland: Mutz becomes mayor, Madden unseats Malless, Franklin wins, Durrence and Dunn head to Dec. 5 runoff. #lkld — Lkld Now (@LkldNow) November 8, 2017
Final results Strong Mayor Charter Amendment Yes 4,470 31.34% ☑ No 9,792 68.66% Mayor Chris Diaz 1,690 12.49% James Green 849 6.28% Patrick Shawn Jones 1,214 8.97% ☑ Bill Mutz 9,774 72.26% Commission: Southwest * Michael Dunn 4,927 37.24% * Larry Durrence 6,144 46.43% Jorge Fonseca 1,607 12.14% Pablo Sologaistoa 554 4.19% * Dunn and […]
Registered voters in Lakeland go to the polls today to select a new mayor, vote in three City Commission races and decide whether to change the form of government to strong mayor. Polls close at 7 p.m. Read on to find out what’s on the ballot, where to vote, how to do last-minute research and […]
The organization pushing for a strong mayor in Lakeland has taken in $952,275 in campaign contributions, almost all of it provided by real estate developer Gregory Fancelli. LINKS: Latest financial report | All financial reports for both sides Source: The Ledger
A Confederate memorial would remain in the center of Munn Park but would be supplemented by other downtown monuments that reflect Lakeland history, under a plan put in motion today by a sharply divided City Commission.
Four of the five candidates for the at-large seat on the Lakeland City Commission answered questions at a forum Thursday at Florida Southern College. The forum was sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha (ΠΣΑ), the National Political Science Honor Society. Candidate Stephanie Madden did not participate, telling organizers she had previous campaign commitments.
Veterinarian Patricia Mattson of Companion Animal Hospital examined dozens of swans by Lake Morton today after they were rounded up by city parks staffers on Tuesday. 2017 Swan Roundup: Day 2 Annual Check-ups from City of Lakeland on Vimeo.
Lakeland Electric employees who went to Puerto Rico last week to help restore the power grid will continue their work undeterred by the political turmoil over the company chosen to coordinate the work, the utility’s director says.
Gregory Fancelli, who is financing the effort to change Lakeland’s city government to a strong-mayor system, has been outspoken in his emails to city officials — and those emails are finding their way into the strong-mayor debate. Source: The Ledger