OAKBRIDGE: A lawyer involved in a lawsuit against the developers of Oakbridge and Grasslands says his firm has heard from more than 100 residents concerned about possible radiation hazards. U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Lakeland, says he has “absolutely zero” to do with the case and that his letter mentioned in the lawsuit referred to EPA flyovers of a site near Plant City.

MAYOR: A judge denied a request from the group pushing for a strong mayor to restrict City Commission action on their petition to only putting it on the ballot and not ruling on its merits. On Monday, commissioners will consider a resolution (link) authorizing the issue to be put on a ballot (no date is specified) with a title and summary to be drafted by the city attorney.

MUSEUM: Florida Southern College will employ Suzanne Grossberg (LinkedIn), head of a New York consulting company specializing in philanthropic fundraising (company site) to oversee efforts to increase financial support for the Polk Museum of Art as it enters a partnership with the college.

ZARZA: Restaurant reviewer Eric Pera praises the grilled meats at the new Zarza Latin Food & Grill in the Shoppes of Hallam, awarding 3 1/2 stars for food and 2 each for service and ambiance.

Source: The Ledger

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