On the Ledger they had this headline at 6:30:
CSX Project Could Have Major Implications for Lakeland
You think? After all this time, it has to be a major story. The Ledger has been saving up. We’ll get 20 column inches of groundbreaking prose. Nope, it’s five paragraphs of recap. Still, I have to ask a question about this:
Concerned about what effect more trains will have on businesses and budding housing, representatives from Lakeland, the Lakeland Downtown Development Authority, Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce and Lakeland Economic Development Council are scheduled to meet April 19 with CSX to discuss the project.
The meeting, which will not include elected officials, is not open to the public.
Will members of the media be there? Not a single elected official? Not open to the public? Who are these “representatives from Lakeland?” The LDDA, LACC, LEDC are all concerned with business. This is big business talking to little business. Nothing wrong with that, but why doesn’t big business want to talk to the regular people? The ones that have to live and drive in Lakeland.
Seriously, what does CSX have to hide?