Vote was 6-1 with Commissioner Bill Read dissenting because funds were not yet allocated for construction of a fire station in north Lakeland.
Qualifying for the 2023 municipal election ended at noon on Friday. Early voting begins Oct. 23 and Election Day is Nov. 7.
Four-word headlines: Gov. Scott honors veterans … City candidates differentiate themselves … Editorial: Delgado differentiates himself … Fleeing wanted man arrested … Bobby Braddock signing books Source: The Ledger
The group promoting a strong mayor for Lakeland has opened its p.r. campaign with a new website, Facebook page, Twitter feed and an ad in The Ledger on Sunday.
Lakeland City Commissioner Justin Troller has asked his Facebook fans to comment respectfully on the current debate about whether the city should raise property taxes or invoke a fire fee that would spread funding to more residents. The conversation has been interesting — and civil. See the discussion after the jump or go directly to his […]
Bay News 9 There’s been a head of steam building behind an effort to change Lakeland’s form of government to a strong mayor system. Under that system, used in cities such as Tampa and Orlando, the mayor controls administrative departments rather than an appointed city manager. Bay News 9 looks at the issue today. Current […]