City Likely to Keep Code Board and Use Magistrate for Some Issues
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Last updated 1/13/2020 at 8:24am
Facing vocal opposition to eliminating the citizen Code Enforcement Board, Lake Wales city commissioners expressed support for a hybrid system where they would keep the board but also hire a magistrate to handle more complex quasi-judicial issues.
City commissioners Terrye Howell and Curtis Gibson at their Jan. 7 meeting opposed the staff recommendation to eliminate both the Code Enforcement Board and Board of Appeals, saying they wanted to encourage more citizen involvement and that local people would understand the community better than an outside lawyer. Gibson noted he served on the Cod...