Read It in the Morning Paper

  • HOUSING: With 228 affordable housing units now being built in Lakeland and 220 under permitting, Mayor Bill Mutz is convinced the city will more than meet its pledge to provide 500 units by 2024. The article catalogues current projects.
  • LEGISLATION: State legislators representing Polk County are seeking $23 million next year for local projects. Lakeland-specific programs include $1 million sought by Sen. Kelli Stargel and Rep. Colleen Burton to help build Lakeland Regional Health’s behavioral health center, $975,000 sought by Stargel for the One More Child faith-based anti-trafficking program, $2 million sought by Sen. Ben Albritton for an education center at the Se7en Wetlands nature preserve, and $950,000 sought by Stargel and Rep. Josie Tomkow for One More Child‘s single moms program.
  • RIP: Charles W. “Chuck” Bovay, 91, former president of Lanier Upshaw and civic activist.