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LAKEWOOD: Change city charter and end dictatorship

Letter by Richard A. Felty, Lakewood on March 19, 2014 at 1:38 pm with No Comments »
March 19, 2014 1:38 pm

Citizens of Lakewood are ruled by a dictatorship. Residents pay the taxes yet have no participation in selecting the mayor; the position is passed around within the City Council.

The chief of police, city manager and city attorney are all appointed by the council. While council members are voted into office, the other votes cast by residents are for fire and school bonds and levies. Residents have no say in city government functions or project improvements.

The city spent $5 million on two concrete triangles that hinder traffic on Bridgeport Way. Citizens have their property value decreased by group home businesses in residential areas.

It is time residents demand a change in the city charter and sign a petition to do so.

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