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By Chevon T. Baccus APR
Executive Editor 

All Seven City Charter Changes Approved by Wide Margins


Last updated 4/8/2021 at 1:49pm

Five member Charter Review Committee recommended the seven changes.

Lake Wales voters April 6 approved by wide margins, ranging from 82 to 92 percent, all seven proposed changes to the City Charter.

City commissioners appointed a Charter Review Committee, which studied the issues, got public input and recommended seven changes to city's governing document.

AMENDMENT 1 - MISSION STATEMENT: More than 88 percent of the voters approved adding the following mission statement to the city charter, by a vote of 1,662 to 218: The mission of the City of Lake Wales is to serve and unify its citizens, to foster economic growth while building on our City's existing sma...

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