MAYOR CANDIDATES: Reporter Chris Guinn looks at the four men running for mayor; the winner will find out the day he’s elected whether he’ll be a “weak” ceremonial mayor or a “strong” mayor overseeing the city’s administrative apparatus.

MAYOR QA: The candidates answer questions. Asked how they’ll vote on the strong mayor initiative on the Nov. 7 ballot, candidates James Green and Patrick Shawn Jones say they’ll vote for it, and Bill Mutz says he’s voting against. Christopher Diaz doesn’t say.

DEBRIS: For some residents of unincorporated Polk County, it could be two more months before yard debris from Hurricane Irma is picked up. An online map (here) gives a rough idea where crews are working.
Lakeland: City officials expect the first round of debris removal to be completed by the end of October.

SCHOOL BOARD: Developments surrounding an investigation into the principal of Tenoroc High School have prompted School Board member Billy Townsend to call for the resignation of his colleague Tim Harris.

Source: The Ledger

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Barry Friedman founded in 2015 as the culmination of a career in print and digital journalism. Since 1982, he has used the tools of reporting, editing and content curation to help people in Lakeland understand their community better.

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