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 Lake City News 2023

Lake City City Manager Paul Dyal Resigns: Gave His Required 1 Month Notice Today

Forward Thinking By the County 5 Gives Lake City the Opportunity for Federal Help With Hurricane Idalia Cleanup

Lake City Spirals Out of Control – Again. The September 5 Council Meeting Degenerated Into Audience Outbursts and Racist Name Calling

Florida’s Premiere Dysfunctional Government Has the Rug Pulled Back By Councilwoman Chevella Young – It Was Not a Pretty Sight

City Council 6 pm Tonight: Will This Be Another Popcorn Night As Lake City Weighs In On Issues That Affect Its Reputation Across FL?

City Attorney Finds Council Appointment Of Sylvester Warren to P&Z Unconstitutional, Then Keeps His Opinion Out of the Public Eye.

Lake City Florida: Another Popcorn Night Coming Up. This Time It's the P&Z. Will the Council Follow City Manager Dyal and Remove Sylvester Warren?

Richardson Community Center Improvement Grant Still in Limbo – Meeting Scheduled With DEO – City Manager Claims He’s Out of the Loop

City Councilman Todd Sampson Wanted To Plan for the Future – City Manager Dyal and Councilman Jernigan Took Exception

Richardson Community Center:  After Months of Ill Feelings, City & County Sit Down to Hash Out the Future of the Iconic Community Center

Lake City Rejects City Manager's Thumbs Down on $2 Mil Richardson CDBG Grant, Then Rejects His Attempt To Dump County Building Official

Richardson Community Center: City Council Doesn’t Buckle Under To County 5 Extortion

Lake City Building Officialdom: Columbia Cnty Remains City Building Inspector - For Now

Lake City Mayor Loses Control – Allows Vile & Uncontrolled Meeting Behavior Once Again

City Manager Paul Dyal Cancels City/County Interlocal – Does Damage Control. Did Anyone Believe Him?

Lake City's Religious Leaders, After Years of Shootings, Crime, and Drugs, Are Waking Up & Organizing

HAECO Outmaneuvers Lake City: 20 Year Sweetheart Lease To Save HAECO Millions; Economic Development At Airport Threatened

Lake City Reaching for the Lowest Common Denominator: Lowers Requirements for Assistant City Manager, 4-1

A college degree: Now you see it - now you don't.

Lake City City Manager Search Over: 18 Months After It Began a 4-1 Vote For Ex-Utility Director Paul Dyal Leaves Most Questions Unanswered

Lake City City Manager Search:  No Background Check; No Credit Check; No Code of Ethics For City Manager Paul Dyal

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