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Weekly Roundup | May 27 - June 2, 2018

City of Lakeland Mayor and City Commission 2018

City Commission Agenda Study

The City Commission met on Friday, June 1st to discuss the agenda for Monday's City Commission meeting. You may view the full Agenda Study video on our Vimeo pageView/download the agenda and join us at the City Commission Chambers on Monday, June 4th starting at 9 AM for the City Commission meeting! You may also tune in online or on Spectrum 643/FiOS 43.

Red White and Kaboom 2018 PosterRed, White & Kaboom!...& VISTE

The T.Mims Corp. Red, White & Kaboom Independence Celebration was announced this week!  RWK will take place at Lake Mirror along the Frances Langford Promenade on Tuesday, July 3rd from 6 PM - 9:15 PM with the band Clemons Road entertaining the crowd before a dazzling fireworks display launches at 9 PM. 

We are asking that everyone who is attending to please bring at least one non-perishable food item. Volunteers will be collecting canned food items for Volunteers in Service to the Elderly (VISTE).  Those attending that do not bring a canned food item are asked to donate $2 to help support the VISTE food bank.  A convenient text-to-give service is in place so visitors and others can easily donate by texting FEEDLAKELAND to 50155.

Visit the Red, White & Kaboom Page

Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax HolidayHurricane Season & Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

Hurricane season started on June 1st along with the 2018 Florida Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, which runs through June 7th, 2018. Take what you learned from Irma and stock up on qualifying disaster preparedness supplies exempt from tax this week!

For more information and a list of qualifying items, visit floridarevenue.com/disasterprep.

We have also updated lakelandgov.net/hurricane for the 2018 season and will provide updates if a storm happens to come our way this year.

Plantae Fructum 2018Plantae Fructum 2018 Announced

On Saturday, June 23rd Hollis Garden will host the Plantae Fructum exotic plant sale in conjunction with Jene’s Tropicals. The event will take place at Hollis Garden, 702 East Orange Street, Lakeland, Florida from 10 AM - 4 PM.  Jene’s Tropicals is a renowned nursery located in Saint Petersburg and they have the largest selection of exotic fruit plants and trees in the Tampa Bay area.  Jene’s Tropicals has been growing exotic fruit trees and tropical plants since 1987.

View the Press Release

Under Construction - City of LakelandUnder Construction

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