In Lakeland, the revolution might not be televised, but it will play out in social media. There’s a push to replace the city’s council-manager form of government with a strong mayor system, and the people promoting it are using Facebook as a listening post to get feedback before they even offer a formal proposal.
Category: City Hall
Tony Kirk Not Going to LPD, But Plans to Stay in Lakeland
After moving to the Lakeland area and finding himself unexpectedly jobless, Tony Kirk plans to stay put. “God put me here for a reason,” he told the Topeka Capital-Journal Friday night after withdrawing from a job as Lakeland’s assistant police chief that he was supposed to start on Monday.
Those Fighter Jets Are Part of a Training Exercise
A lot of people have been wondering about the loud fighter jets screaming overhead lately. It turns out that they are part of a military training program being conducted by Drakken International at Lakeland Linder Airport.
Here We Go Again: Pushing for Hollingsworth Restrooms
WFLA If you’ve lived in Lakeland long enough, you’ve seen several efforts to place restrooms on Lake Hollingsworth for the comfort of people who walk, run, bike, skate or otherwise travel the 3-mile path that circles the lake.
Does Lakeland Need a Stong Mayor?
Bay News 9 There’s been a head of steam building behind an effort to change Lakeland’s form of government to a strong mayor system. Under that system, used in cities such as Tampa and Orlando, the mayor controls administrative departments rather than an appointed city manager. Bay News 9 looks at the issue today. Current […]