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City Commission Rejects Proposal for Higher Permit Fees for Outdoor Dining

Lakeland city commissioners were faced Monday with deciding restaurants’ permit fees for outdoor dining after changing the way sidewalk cafes and parklets are regulated. City staff recommended an annual fee of $4.50 per square foot to cover administrative costs. But the Lakeland Downtown Development Authority’s Julie Townsend pushed to keep the permit fees for sidewalk […]