The project took almost four months, instead of four weeks, but new broadcasting equipment should dramatically improve sound quality.
A resident’s request to move a 1910 monument to Confederate soldiers from the center of Munn Park to a historic museum received no support from the City Commission. Here is a recording of today’s 17-minute discussion, some key quotes and social media commentary:
City Commissioner Philip Walker faces election challenges from A.J. Rodriguez and Ricky Shirah. Meanwhile, Justin Troller was re-elected without opposition, and newcomer Bill “Tiger” Read becomes a commissioner in January since nobody else qualified to run for the seat being vacated by Keith Merritt. Lois Searl, who leaves a legacy in volunteerism and as the first […]
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 […]
In Lakeland, the revolution might not be televised, but it will play out in social media. There’s a push to replace the city’s council-manager form of government with a strong mayor system, and the people promoting it are using Facebook as a listening post to get feedback before they even offer a formal proposal.