Source: The Ledger
Lakeland is rich in the amount of ultra-high-speed fiber optics running underground, but poor in the amount of it that’s available to businesses and homes at an affordable price.
When Tony Delgado was appointed interim city manager today, he made it clear he doesn’t intend to be a placeholder. While acknowledging he is indebted to departing City Manager Doug Thomas, whom he called his mentor, Delgado told city commissioners he intends to take an activist role and won’t merely “hold the rudder.”
Citizens for a Strong Lakeland held an information session last night to explain their proposal for an executive mayor system of government in Lakeland. The organizers asked the 45 people who attended for input into a revised city charter they plan to put on a future election ballot.
The group promoting a strong mayor for Lakeland has opened its p.r. campaign with a new website, Facebook page, Twitter feed and an ad in The Ledger on Sunday.
Lakeland City Commissioner Justin Troller has asked his Facebook fans to comment respectfully on the current debate about whether the city should raise property taxes or invoke a fire fee that would spread funding to more residents. The conversation has been interesting — and civil. See the discussion after the jump or go directly to his […]
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.
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.
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.
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.