Some neighbors in the Cleveland Park neighborhood (near Florida Southern College) noticed some suspicious activity this afternoon. A man was walking through yards and an alley. When questioned he said he was with the city and looking for property lines. He mentioned the city was planning to pave the alley. The man left without showing any ID. A call to the city couldn’t find a department planning any work in the area.
This is a reminder to everyone: Lakeland city employees carry picture identification badges.
Employees on city business would be more than happy to show their identification. If someone comes to your yard and balks at showing ID, be careful.
If you need to call the city to confirm any work on your street or alley call the city at: (863) 834-6000.