Citizen Perspectives is an innovative new tool designed to engage helpful community participation into the City's decision-making process. The tool was developed by the City of Lakeland as a way to get actionable insights from citizens to help resolve issues that impact our community. The information collected through Citizen Perspectives is valuable in making the community better because your voice will be part of the outcome.
The City of Lakeland in coordination with the Florida Department of Transportation, District 1 (FDOT) is asking for public input regarding the proposed Tenoroc Trail Segment 1. The community can virtually review the information by visiting https://bit.ly/32fn1t1. The storyboard includes an overview of the proposed trail, an interactive map, background information on the trail and a short survey. The survey will help project managers gain valuable input toward the development and features of the trail. The public can also visit www.lakelandgov.net/tenoroctrail and provide feedback by submitting an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Public comment deadline is set to end on Friday, January 14, 2022.
The City of Lakeland is currently conducting the annual LKLD VIEW community survey designed for citizens to share their values on quality of life issues and services. The online survey can be accessed by visiting www.lkldview.com. The survey went live January 1st and runs through January 31st. The user-friendly survey asks respondents to share valuable feedback and rate Lakeland as a place to live, work and play. Citizens are invited to let your voices be heard and help plan for the Lakeland of tomorrow.
The City of Lakeland currently owns and operates over 330 miles of existing fiber-optics that spans the entire Lakeland Electric service territory. Originally the fiber was installed to create efficiencies so those working in the field could communicate with office operations. Over the years, the usage of this large fiber-optic network has expanded to provide high-speed internet connectivity to the Polk County School District, local libraries, public safety entities and Lakeland Electric for substation monitoring. The City also leases fiber to local businesses like Lakeland Regional Health and other large users that require ultra-high-speed internet.
Modern recycling is sorted by machines and people, so Lakelanders can very simply recycle their clean plastic containers, glass containers and metal containers and paper in their blue carts. Last year, Lakeland recycled 16 million pounds of plastic & glass bottles, cans, plastic containers, cardboard, and paper. “Contamination” in recycling means items that are not accepted because the facility cannot process them, plastic bags, plastic wrap, and other plastic film are the biggest source of contamination in Lakeland.
The Vendor Preference Survey proposed that local vendors bidding on City projects/services are allowed a price differential based on percentage points. The Lakeland City Commission is considering a policy change that would allow local vendors receive bid awards even though their pricing may be higher. For example, if a vendor from outside the local jurisdiction submitted the lowest responsible bid and a local vendor submitted a higher bid that was within the allowable percent points of the lowest bid, the local vendor would get the contract.
The following are traffic calming options being considered for the Lake Morton Drive Traffic Calming Study, and we want to hear from YOU!
Which options do you think are best and what are your thoughts on how to make Lake Morton a safer place for our swans AND our humans?