On the night in 2017 that he was elected mayor of Lakeland, novice politician Bill Mutz thought, “Holy cow, I have to do this” and realized he had a lot to learn from others about the functioning of city government. He recalls these thoughts and talks about leadership in a video conversation with Andrea Oliver in the second episode of LkldNow in View. He also talks about the priorities and values that led to his positions regarding coronavirus precautions and Lakeland’s Confederate monument:

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Barry Friedman founded Lkldnow.com 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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  1. Just curious, why are they not 6 feet apart when not wearing masks? I thought it was mandatory….

  2. Good question. It might have been our fault. At the end of the video shoot, we asked for a photo of the host and the mayor together. While they had been distanced during the video shoot, they came together briefly as we shot a few photos.

  3. Thanks for the response. For what it’s worth, I don’t believe they were 6 feet apart during the actual interview as well……

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