Review preview Commissioners preview the contention that is likely to surround the proposed City Charter amendment that would lower the barrier for selling or leasing Lakeland Electric. Former City Attorney Joe Mawhinney, who chaired the Charter Review Committee, offers context and details to illustrate the process and reasoning that was used to create the amendment.



Barry Friedman

LkldNow on Twitter


Aug 5, 2019  -  In four meetings from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today, city commissioners tackled a wide variety of topics, including budget cuts, municipal internet service, affordable housing and a lot more. Here are highlights, seen through posts on social media.

From LkldNow on Twitter


In a 6-1 vote, with @JustinTroller dissenting, commission approves wording of three November ballot issues to amend the City Charter. Troller objects to proposal relaxing restrictions on selling Lakeland Electric.


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Scott Franklin - Stephanie Madden -  Sara McCarley - Bill Mutz

Bill Read - Justin Troller - Phillip Walker

Each of these noble citizens represents all the rest of us. The four geographic designations - Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, and Southeast, etc. - apply only to the residency requirements for commissioners, not to their constituents. Bill Read, for instance, lives in the city's northeast quadrant and is likely to be more in tune with the businesses and neighborhoods in that area, but serves us all as our representative to the city management and staff.

It will always help to send your message to City Manager Tony Delgado  because it's his job to implement whatever projects, resolutions, and ordinances the Commission proposes in response to our communication.