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Public Meeting Notice

W. Lake Parker Dr. / Lakeshore Dr. Bicycle Facility and Lakefront Enhancement Alternatives Analysis Report


LAKELAND, FL - (June 29, 2015) - The City of Lakeland will conduct a Public Meeting for the proposed improvement alternative analysis to install bicycle lanes or construct a 10 to 12 foot bicycle track on W. Lake Parker Dr./Lakeshore Dr. between E 1st Street and E Bella Vista Street.  The bicycle facility improvements are proposed as part of an overall lakefront enhancement plan that includes an evaluation of street lighting, stormwater/litter control and beautification improvement options within the study area.  The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine 2nd Floor located at 1021 Lakeland Hills Blvd, Lakeland, Florida 33805.

The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. in an open-house format, where City staff and representatives from the project team will be available to discuss the project, receive input, and answer questions. Display boards and other visual aids depicting project concepts will be available throughout the meeting.

The public meeting is being conducted to present the enhancement alternatives and to obtain input from elected and appointed officials, property owners/tenants, business owners/operators, and other interested parties. 

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, handicap, or family status. Anyone requiring special accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or persons that require translation services (free of charge) at the meeting should contact Mrs. Naomi Tillett at .

Project-related information may also be obtained by contacting Mrs. Naomi Tillett, P.E., City of Lakeland at (863) 834-6032, or by email to , or follow the City of Lakeland Public Works Facebook page at .


We need your valuable input to help the City of Lakeland move forward in the development of a Strategic Broadband Plan

Recently the City has partnered with Magellan Advisors, an international broadband and telecommunications planning firm to create a resourceful high-speed internet plan specific to Lakeland. As an initial step in the planning process we are asking for your participation in completing a survey that is intended to help us measure the “State of Broadband” in Lakeland. Documenting challenges and needs, the survey will provide the valuable input necessary to craft a plan that will examine the types of broadband services our community will desire and require in the future. Please take the time to complete the survey for both residential and business needs.


Come Have Coffee With The Chief - July 14th at 8AM

Chief Larry Giddens and team members from the LakelandPD invite you to join them for coffee and conversation on Tuesday, July 14th at 9AM at the Coleman Bush Building (1104 Martin Luther King Jr Ave)

Learn about special projects, neighborhood activities and ask any questions you may have.

Hope to see you there!


Ron Cox is AWESOME #iamlakeland

Resident Kathryn Gernot wrote: I had my purse stolen from Wal-Mart three weeks ago and the young boys must have thrown my wallet near a waste receptacle. Ron Cox, your solid waste driver, found my wallet and turned it in to your office at Evelyn Avenue. My drivers license, Social Security card, insurance cards etc were all returned to me. The cost to replace all of them would have been a burden for me. This has been a godsend and such a blessing!!!! Thank you and your employees for being so kind while going above and beyond their duty to help citizens in need.

Ron thank you for showing us all what integrity is! We are proud to have you on our team. #intergity