• ROAD DIET: Lakeland City commissioners are questioning what alternatives they have when they vote on the future of South Florida Avenue in Dixieland this spring. The public will have a chance to weigh in at a Florida Department of Transportation public forum in April, though no date or place has been set yet. DOT has final say, but will rely heavily on a recommendation from the Lakeland City Commission. (Subscribers-only story)
  • ENVIRONMENTAL LANDS: The group Polk Forever is seeking to revive a program that helped preserve Circle Bar B and other environmentally significant lands in Polk County. They are asking county commissioners to place e a referendum on the November ballot asking voters to resurrect a tax of 20 cents per $1,000 of taxable value, which comes to around $30 a year for a median-priced home. A decision is expected by June.

Source: The Ledger

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  1. A solution to the traffic dilemma on South Florida in the Dixieland area is baffling but I think the solution does need to involve Missouri also.

    On the other hand paying a few dollars per homeowner to preserve more land and save it for enjoyment of all and for the improvement of our environment is a no brained.

  2. For the traffic nightmare in Dixieland they should make it a one way by taking the southbound lane and forcing it to turn to a one way section of Missouri avenue and the east to west street just south of the one way access road should be west access for the northbound Florida avenue to be three lanes and perhaps widen Missouri to three lanes and reasoning from residential to commercial/office

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