• Instagram Icon
  • Vimeo Icon
  • YouTube Icon
  • Snapchat Icon
  • Nextdoor Icon
  • Search Icon
main content

Friday Weekly Roundup

September 22-28, 2018

In case you missed it, here's what happened last week in Lakeland!

Plantae Orchideum 2018

Don't Miss Plantae Orchideum This Weekend!

Join 'Orchid Royalty' on Saturday (9/29) at Plantae Orchideum at Hollis Garden with the legendary R.F. Orchids! Be sure to get there early—these beautiful plants go QUICKLY!

Citizen Perspectives Survey

We launched a new tool this week: Citizen Perspectives. Citizen Perspectives is an innovative new tool designed to engage helpful community participation into the City's decision-making process.

A number of incidents have happened on Lake Morton Drive over the past several weeks involving distracted drivers.  The City of Lakeland is seeking opinions on Lake Morton Drive safety enhancements.

Take part in our FIRST Citizen Perspectives survey on Lake Morton Traffic/Safety

Lake Morton 20 MPH

New 20 MPH Speed Limit Signs @ Lake Morton

As a first step in making Lake Morton Drive safer for wildlife and pedestrians, the City of Lakeland will soon be installing new 20 MPH speed limit signs along Lake Morton Drive.  

Learn More


Lake Wire Hydrilla Harvesting

If you notice a lot of activity at Lake Wire in October, here's what's happening: The City of Lakeland will be executing an aquatic plant harvesting project for hydrilla on Lake Wire beginning October 8, 2018.  Hydrilla is a submersed, invasive aquatic plant that grows very rapidly and can crowd out beneficial native plants if not managed.

Learn More

Economic Inclusion Summit

Last Saturday and again on Tuesday, Mayor Mutz hosted the second part in his Economic Inclusion Summit series. Current and prospective business owners, entrepreneurs and dreamers were invited to have their voices heard in this public listening session designed to address the hard work that is necessary to level the economic playing field in Lakeland. 

$100 Toilet Rebates!

We still have $100 rebates available for City of Lakeland Water Utility customers who have purchased water-saving toilets! Toilets installed on or after October 2017 qualify for this great offer. 

Learn More

Agenda Study & Lakeland Update on the Go!

The City Commission met on Friday for this week's Agenda Study. You can view/download the agenda and join us at 3 PM on Monday, October 1st, 2018 for the next City Commission meeting. Watch live online or on Spectrum 643/FiOS 43.

Here are a few quick recaps of agenda items that will be voted on next week:


For all video content, follow the City of Lakeland on Vimeo.

LakelandGov Podcast

LakelandGov Podcast

Listen and subscribe on the LakelandGov Podcast Podbean channel or wherever you catch your podcasts by searching for the LakelandGov Podcast.


Lakeland Jobs

Current Job Openings

As of September 28, 2018

  • Accreditation Manager - LPD
  • Airport Operations Specialist
  • Assistant City Manager
  • College Intern - LE System Planning
  • Computer Applications Specialist
  • Construction Trades Worker I
  • Deputy Building Official
  • Electric Utility Analyst
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Guest Services/Security Supervisor
  • Firefighter EMT/Paramedic
  • Grounds Maintenance Worker I
  • Internal Audit Manager
  • Lifeguard - Seasonal
  • RP Funding Center Support Staff
  • Show Technician/Stage Hand
  • Victim Assistance Coordinator
  • Water Utilities Mechanic I

Apply Now

road construction

Public Works Projects

  • Kettles Avenue Sidewalk
  • Lake Wire Hydrilla Harvesting
  • Lotus Avenue & Forrest Park Street
  • Mall Hill Drive Widening
  • Mall Hill Drive Resurfacing

View All Current & Upcoming Public Works Projects


For additional information about the City of Lakeland, please explore lakelandgov.net.
Citizens are also invited to follow the City on social media.