City Staff Ask Commissioners to Eliminate Code Enforcement and Appeals Boards, Hire Lawyers to Serve as Special Magistrates
Last updated 1/6/2020 at 3:16pm
Lake Wales Assistant City Manager Kathy Bangley is asking city commissioners to eliminate the citizen-staffed Code Enforcement Board and Board of Appeals and turn their duties over to a special magistrate.
The change would require two public hearings to change city ordinances related to the boards. The first public hearing will be at the Jan. 7 commission meeting, which starts at 6 p.m. in the city municipal building.
The current ordinance calls for a Code Enforcement Board made up of seven city residents and says whenever possible the membership should include an architect, a business pers...