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.

Source: The Ledger

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