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By Brian Ackley
City of Lake Wales 

Committee Appointed to Review Lake Wales City Charter


Last updated 6/24/2020 at 12:14pm

Top (left to right) Chevon Baccus and Sara Jones. Bottom (left to right) Andy Oguntola, Keith Wadsworth and Jim Weaver.

A blue-ribbon committee of residents will spend the next few months reviewing the Lake Wales charter – the document that details how the city is governed – with an eye towards putting any suggested changes in front of voters next spring.

The five-person group will conduct all its meetings publicly, and ultimately can only suggest changes. Those suggestions are then considered by the current city commission, and then go on the ballot if they give them a thumbs up.

The committee also could make a recommendation that the charter needs no changes. It was last reviewed by a citizen's commit...

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