Creators of City Lease With Hospital Criticize Deal

City Commission action this week to change the city’s lease with Lakeland Regional Health is a risky deal that will deprive taxpayers of deserved benefits, according to two former city officials who structured the original lease. The less than 2% operational revenue that the hospital had been paying should not impair its competitiveness, former City Manager and former Finance Director Jerry Reynolds told The Ledger. (subscription story) | LkldNow coverage: Lease amended