Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Justin Troller for Lakeland City Commission Endorsed by Lakeland Ledger
Of the three candidates, Troller expresses the most concern with the effect of high electric charges on utility customers, and says there must be some way to give relief to those who need it most. Troller says that, while he sees the benefit in the city's general fund being paid dividends to keep property taxes low, he would like to see some of the projected $8 million increase in the dividend in the current budget used to lower electric costs.
While he says he believes the City Commission should retain control of city-owned Lakeland Electric, he seems the most receptive to having an outside study to see if an electric authority might provide a better way to manage the utility.
There are three good choices, but only one vote to be cast. Regardless of the outcome, we hope that all the candidates remain involved in making Lakeland an even better place in which to work, live and play.
The Ledger recommends Justin M. Troller, Lakeland City Commission, at-large Seat 2.
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