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P&R Monthly Meeting: Parks Update, Capital Projects

By Steve Snow, Parks and Recreation Board member February 14, 2017. Valentine's Day. A day devoted to romance, flowers, candy, greeting cards and the regular...

New Study Ranks Lakeland for Housing Affordability

Tom Skehan, City planning director, provided a ranking of most affordable places to live in Tennessee he received today (2.22.17).  Lakeland is ranked at #9,...

BOC February Meeting: Bridges to Somewhere and “Live Stream”

The “bridges to nowhere” on Canada Road south of I-40 are finally going “somewhere.” The bridges extensions were among a variety of decisions made by...

Current Sales Tax Figures for Lakeland

The  chart, below, shows sales tax volume in the City through October 2016.   The table provides dollar amounts of tax revenue from January 2014 through October...

Recycling Day is Changing – The Whys and Hows

You’ve seen multiple yellow signs all over the City, alerting you to changes for trash and recycling.  Some received a snail mail letter, stating...

Jim Atkinson Shares Good News About Lakeland

By Jim Atkinson, city manager My Perspective on the Interchange Area In my 12 years working for the City of Lakeland, there seems to be two...