City Cutting Spending in Response to Pandemic Revenue Losses

Lakeland’s city government is cutting spending in response to revenue losses and economic uncertainty tied to the pandemic, The Ledger reports. Administrators have imposed a hiring freeze and are recommending $10.2 million in cuts to the 2021 budget. Among the proposals: Eliminate the funds set aside as a revenue guarantee for a commercial airline, reduce downtown construction incentives, delay the downtown dog park and a history and cultural museum at the main library.