Two hours and forty three minutes after they began discussing the issue, the City Commission voted 4-3 today to wait two more weeks before deciding whether to sell 10+ downtown acres to a Tampa developer that wants to build 306 apartments and townhouses. And most of the people in the audience were happy for the […]
When city commissioners convene a town hall meeting later this month to hear comments about the Munn Park Confederate monument, it will be open to anybody who wants to comment rather than focusing on “stakeholder organizations.”
City commissioners are being asked Monday morning to approve a contract to sell 10 acres behind the LPD headquarters to a Tampa developer planning a 306-unit multi-family complex.
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Hear a primer on the strong mayor issue on October’s “Listen Lakeland” radio show. LkldNow’s Barry Friedman discusses the issues with Lakeland Vision’s Laura Rodriguez. The show also includes an interview with civic volunteer/leader Kimberly Elmhorst and a feature about the Pedal Power ministry at First Presbyterian Church. Source: Listen Lakeland
There were no surprises as qualifying for city offices ended at noon today. All of the candidates who had announced for mayor and city commission filed their paperwork, and no last-minute candidates emerged.
Polk County and the city of Lakeland are each offering Geico $369,000 plus other incentives if it lives up to promises to bring 300 to 500 new jobs to a new $12 million facility planned to be built near their current Pipkin Road site. Source: The Ledger
City commissioners handled a wide range of issues today in a series of meetings that began at 7:40 a.m. and ended after 2 p.m. They agreed to incentives to bring an unnamed employer promising 500 new high-skill jobs to Lakeland, and they considered a request to change downtown noise regulations. Here’s a roundup of the […]
Lakeland city commissioners considered three options this morning for getting public input on the emotional issue of what — if anything — to do with the Confederate monument in Munn Park:
In an editorial-page column in The Ledger, Mayor Howard Wiggs calls for “collectively crafted solutions” to divisive issues such as the Confederate memorial in Munn Park. While not explicitly taking sides in his column (he’s defended the monument when it’s been criticized by members of the public at City Commission meetings), he singles out anger seen […]