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 Lake City News 2022

Lake City vs. HAECO: Cooler Heads Prevail, City Council Extends HAECO's Lease One Year

Lake City vs. HAECO: Will A Majority of Council Members Vote to End Aviation Econ Dev at Lake City Airport?

Lake City City Manager Search: CM Dyal Mugs the Council With 12th Hour Agenda Addition His Proposed Contracts – Code of Ethics MIA

Paul Dyal, Lake City City ManagerLake City City Manager: Background Check for City Manager Still a Question Mark for City Council

Lake City Has Two New Council Members – With the Controversies Surrounding the City, This Is a Big Deal

LC Mayor Witt: Did He Collude With Interim City Manager Dyal to Keep the City In the Dark About Mr. Dyal’s Trip To Alaska?

LC City Council Gives City Manager Paul Dyal Three Free Passes: Turns Down Investigations Into Violations of City Policy

City Clerk Audrey Sikes - Dissapointed With Lake CityLC City Manager Spectacle Continues: Mayor Stephen Witt, Councilmen, and the Public Weigh In – Not a Good Look for LC

Modern City Image with headline: Just when you thought it couldn't get worse, it does. Councilman Sampson lays it out.LC City Manager: Dyal, Back in the Interim Spot. Councilman Sampson Claims Lack of Vetting,  Policy Ignorance & Treatment of Women at Issue

City Manager Paul Dyal with headline: City Manager Paul Dyal. What Price Loyalty? Who Pays?LC City Manager Paul Dyal, Looking for Loyalty – Gives City Workers Friday Afternoon Off With Pay


LC City Manager Search: Interim City Manager Paul Dyal Gets Nod for City Manager Position – No Vetting Allowed

LC City Manager Search: Mayor Steve Witt – Did He Have a Hidden Search Agenda?

HAECO Lake City: Is It Negotiating In Good Faith?

Train car on the tracks with caption: Lake City City Manager Search. Headed off the rails before the new head hunter is on-boardLC City Manager Search: Community Activist, Former Council Member, Mayor & City Council Look to Side-Step Head Hunter Colin Baenziger

Photo of rollercoaster with caption: Lake City City Manager Search. After nine month rollercoaster ride headhunter terminated.LC City Manager Search: After 9 Mo. Rollercoaster Ride – Headhunter Contract Terminated

Photo of weeds on beach island with caption: Headhunter Renee Narloch heads into the weeds as Lake City City Manager search continuesLC City Manager Search: Headhunter back with another 12th-hour presentation – three more candidates – one new – two old

Photo of human brain with caption: still no city manager for Lake City. City's brain trust - out of options and no solutionsLC City Manager Search: Mayor Wants to Interview Candidates Without Looking at Resumes, Headhunter – Out of Steam

Photo of light bulb with caption: Lake City City Council has an epiphany. City's top job now worth $160,000LC City Manager Search: Looking for a Job, $160k Now the Top Pay - City Council Has an Epiphany

LC City Manager Search: Tonight, The City Council May Decide How Much Its City Manager Is Worth?

Photo of Lloyd Austin III with a caption explaing that to some in Lake City, he would not be qualified to be City ManagerLC City Manager Search: Flying by the Seat of Its Pants – New Requirements Could Be Problematic

Sunset with caption: will Lake City have a city manager when the sun sets tonight?LC City Manager Search: Can An X-Army Colonel Get Lake City Aimed in the Right Direction? Tonight the City Council Will Decide

LC City Manager Search: Monday Night, a Turing Point for Some, a Dead End for Others

LC City Manager Search: Councilman Sampson Put Former Top Tier Pick Back on the Table

Photo of person looking through binoculars, with caption: Lake City's City Manager Search, "We need all the help we can get," Councilman Eugene JeffersonLake City City Manager Search: News Stories “Make the City Look Pretty Bad"

facing photos of Paull Dyal and Todd Sampson with caption: Lake City Utilities. Councilman Sampson keeping the door open. Interim City Manager Dyal keeping safety first.LC Utilities: Councilman Sampson Keeping County 5 Committee Seats Open – Interim CM Dyal Keeping LC Utilities Safe for All

Photo of fish gasping for air with caption: Lake City's Brain Trust Gasping for Air. 9 Months Searching - Still No City ManagerLake City City Manager Search: 9 Months and Still No City Manager – Not an Inch Closer

Photo of storm clouds with woman looking at brewing storm, with caption: Third Interim City Manager says, "No Mas." Paul Dyal Wants Out. City Council has no plan - no one to take the helm.Lake City’s Interim City Manager Says ‘No Mas’ Wants Out – Asks Council to Find New Interim

Lake City, FL – New Police Chief, New Fire Chief: How Did That Happen?

Lake City City Manager Search Drags On: Headhunter Renee Narloch Looking for New Candidates & Searching Among Those Rejected

Lake City City Manager Search: Almost 8 Months and Counting – Starting Over

Lake City Police Department Makes the Grade: Re-Accreditation Successful

Photo: Lake City City Hall with standing room only with one attendee covering his face with his hat. Caption: Lake City, City Hall, February 22, 2022. Standing room only - who has the gun?LC City Council: Packing a Gun At Council Meetings – Not a good thing to do, Part I

Photo of black board with copy: It back to the drawing board for Lake City. City Manager Candidate Thomas Thomas withdrawsLC City Manager Candidate Thomas Withdraws:  It’s Back to the Drawing Board -- Pt-VII

Photo of police light with copy: Lake City Manager search coming down to the wire. LCPD on the move.LC City Manager Search, Thomas Thomas Pt – VI: Unbending on $140k Salary Demand, LCPD Hits the Road to Chase Down Info on Thomas & Family

Image of arrows with copy: LC City Manager Search, Finding Direction, Still a ProblemLC City Manager Search, Thomas Thomas Pt – V: Council Nixes Thomas $140k Salary Request, Agrees With Others – Negotiations Continue

Business and planning graphic with caption: Negotiations have begun, Thomas Thomas - a counter proposalLC City Manager Search, Thomas Thomas Pt – IV: Thomas Nixes City Offer & Sixth Month Eval – Wants $140k, Strict Eval Terms, & Signing Bonus

photo of question mark with copy: Lake City, City Manager SearchLake City, City Manager Search, Thomas Thomas Pt - III: Council Offers No. 1 Candidate $120k in 2010 Money – What is Thomas Thomas to do?

LCs City Manager Search, Thomas Thomas (Pt-II): face-to-face, mostly out of the public’s eye – Thomas Thomas is the one – maybe

Lake City City Manager candidate Thomas Thomas meets Glenel Bowden and Lester McCullumLake City’s City Manager Search, Cheese & Crackers II: Thomas Thomas meets a handful of citizens

Illustration of black hole with caption: Lake City city manager search. More trouble - more questionsLake City's City Manager Search: More Questions In Another Lake City Mess – Glen Adams Part-III

Photo of City Manager Candidate Glen Adams in Lake City, City HallLake City, City Manager Candidate Glen Adams: His Philosophy ‘Teamwork & Wins’ – His motto, "Do it right the first time"  (Part-II)

Lake City's City Manager Search Continues With Cheese & Crackers – Where’s the Community?  (Part-I)

Photo of wrench with Caption: Wrench thrown into city manager search. Another 12th hour reveal by city managementLC’s City Manager Search Goes Sideways: Candidate Interviews Split – Public Kept in the Dark – Two Councilmen Not Happy - One MIA

Woman in middle of road with map. Caption: Lake City is choosing a city manager. What's the plan?Lake City’s City Council Is About To Choose a New City Manager: What Is It Going To Do? How Is It Going To Do It?

Image of hand coming out of the sea with caption: Lake City 2021, the year that was. It was not a good yearLake City 2021: The Number One Story in Columbia County Was Lake City

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