Local Issues

A Progressive Vision for Lakewood

  1. A Check on Privatization. The short-term savings promised by privatizing local services turn into real, long-term costs. Privatization eliminates good local jobs, and local accountability; poor-quality work ends up costing the taxpayer more than before.
  2. Transparent Government. Leaders should involve the community at each stage of important decisions. Not just community listening, but community participation in the decision-making process.
  3. A Welcoming City. In a region struggling with population loss, Lakewood can thrive by being as welcoming as possible. We need to keep housing options for all income levels, and all age groups. We should actively protect green card holders, refugees and others that might be affected by dramatic changes in national or state immigration programs.
  4. Green Space and Parks. Invest in our parks for a healthy environment and community. Playgrounds, dog parks and sports facilities promote options for fitness and for knowing our neighbors.

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