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By Chevon T. Baccus APR
Executive Editor 

Commissioners Begin City Budget Talks by Sharing Priorities


Last updated 5/15/2019 at 10:07am

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Lake Wales City Commission (L to R), Vice Mayor Robin Gibson, Commissioner Terrye Howell, Mayor Eugene Fultz, Commissioner Curtis Gibson and Commissioner Al Goldstein

Lake Wales City Commissioners Tuesday, May 14 kicked off budget talks for the 2019-20 year by sharing their priorities and opinions with city staff.

There was clear consensus that the report from urban planners Dover Kohl, expected in mid-June, will drive spending decisions, particularly use of Community Redevelopment Agency trust funds. Vice Mayor Robin Gibson, who chairs the CRA, said he expects Park Avenue in historic downtown to be the top priority and to set the standard for future redevelopment.

Commissioners also expressed support for partnering with the Lake Wales Housing Authority...

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