Lakeland city commissioners voted unanimously Monday to make it easier for developers to put affordable, multifamily projects alongside warehouses and factories in commercial or light industrial areas of Lakeland.
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Phillip Walker’s Successor on the City Commission Could Be … Phillip Walker
The interim city commissioner chosen to replace Phillip Walker could possibly be … Phillip Walker. The 13-year incumbent had resigned from his city position in connection with his bid to become a state representative. He lost that race to Jennifer Canady on Tuesday; on Friday morning, just before the noon deadline, he submitted an application […]
Stephanie Madden Re-elected to City Commission
Stephanie Madden had geared up for a major campaign for re-election to a second term on the Lakeland City Commission. At one point, two other people had said they were running for her at-large seat. But when candidate qualifying ended at noon today, she found herself re-elected without opposition.
Commissioners Pledge to Add Housing for Homeless Kids
At a rousing faith-based rally Tuesday night, four Lakeland city commissioners pledged to reach a goal of adding 500 housing units for families with homeless children by 2023. Mayor Bill Mutz and commissioners Stephanie Madden, Justin Troller and Phillip Walker drew cheers for their pledges from the approximately 1,400 participants at the 19th annual Nehemiah […]
Strong-Mayor Funder Contributes $229,000
With city elections nearly four months away, the campaign to change Lakeland’s city government to a strong-mayor system has amassed $231,193, by far the largest war chest in any Lakeland election campaign ever. Read on to see how each of the 15 announced candidates for city office are financing their races and who the biggest […]
Video: City Commission Candidates Forum
Read Ledger coverage of the forum.
Commission Candidates Introduce Themselves Via Video
AJ Rodriguez offers a fresh outlook and familiarity with Millennials and minorities, Ricky Shirah is angry that the city sold Henley Field, and incumbent Philip Walker stands on the city’s success with taming gangs and fostering business. Those are highlights of brief videos of the candidates running for the only contested seat on the Lakeland […]
Read It in the Morning Paper
As it prepares for a move to Lakeland’s airport, PSC’s aerospace program starts a training partnership with ExpressJet. Columnist Bruce Anderson ponders why only one of three eligible Lakeland City Commission seats is being contested this fall. For pedaling 3,844 miles this summer and raising $15k, Americans for Independence named Boyd Lipham its volunteer of the […]