COMMISSION PAY: News that next year’s city budget includes a raise for city commissioners from $16.4K to $29.7K will likely draw a few more people to tonight’s 6 p.m. budget hearing at City Hall. Reaction on Facebook was dominated by outrage but also included surprise from people who felt the pay is low for the responsibility and time commitment.

CHARTER SCHOOL: School Board members express skepticism at an application by an out-of-town foundation for a new southwest Lakeland charter school they’ll consider this afternoon.

TEACHER ARRESTED: Kathleen High School softball coach Kaelin Mancuso is suspended from her job after being arrested on charges she converted $700 in team funds to personal use. She told investigators the money she deposited into a personal account was used for team activities.

Source: The Ledger

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