Your City Hall Just Lost a Leader

Tamara Sakagawa, community redevelopment manager for Lakeland since 2002, has resigned. Sakagawa, 40, oversaw the redevelopment of Dixieland, downtown and the midtown redevelopment areas.Sakagawa declined Thursday to discuss why she is leaving her job. Her last day will be April 11. — The Ledger In that resignation, Lakeland lost the person most responsible for making […]

State of Downtown

Last week the Downtown Lakeland Partnership held their annual “State of Downtown” luncheon. The Ledger’s Rachel Pleasant filed the story. I was there, but didn’t cover the meeting. I was doing a little work for DLP.

For those who may have missed the luncheon, inside I have a few snapshots, the video part of the presentation by Tamara Sakagawa (community redevelopment agency manager for the City of Lakeland), and a link to PDF of the brochure that formed the hub of her presentation.