We’ve been very low-key the last couple of weeks at Lakeland Local. It was the last run before school and my daughter and I needed some time together. That doesn’t mean I haven’t tried to keep up with local stories.
CSX is in the news again, as the city commissioners finally met publicly with business leaders and citizens against the project. Though select commissioners were reported speaking against the rail hub, they offered no concrete method to deal with it. The ILC was announced in January 2006. There has been plenty of time for elected officials to deal with CSX, Winter Haven and the state. I can’t see a reason they sat on the bench so long.
Red Light Cameras are again in front of the commission. This time the city mentioned the RLC company would install the cameras for free. Does that sound as ominous to you as it does me? I’d love to see that contract.
School is back in session, and as Empirical Polk and Polk County News Blog reported…we have a lot of students. Many of them with parents not sure where to drop off the kiddos. So, please slow down. If you see some old guy pedaling a bike with a trailer full of elementary student and all her books — honk. It’s me.
I was happy to see the shifting lanes at Lime and South Florida fixed. Now, if we could convince drivers it’s not ok to wait until the light to get into the cross-over lane.
InsideLPD mentioned the latest Citizen’s Police Academy. The officers did a fine job opening the class and putting a “person next door” face on the police department. I’ll be in the classes for the next few weeks. I’ll occasionally report on the classes.
That’s it for this morning. While Billy Townsend might be at work earlier, I’m a late night person and I need caffeine.