As I travel around the world, I find there are 3 kinds of people we share the planet with as is evidenced by the sign depicted in the photo below. The sign hangs in a restaurant in Flam, Norway.
Yesterday, presidential candidate, Donny Trump, announced that he asked Lakewood’s own favorite son, Joseph Boyle, to serve in his administration as The Great Wall of America Czar. Trump reiterated, “There will be a wall.”
I have a friend who made it through the entire police hiring process. After a full years worth of time and effort, my friend turned down the offer to become a police officer. Why? In a moment of honesty, he realized he should not wear a badge and gun, because based on a self assessment […]
Have you ever been out wandering around on the planet when you spot a guy who triggers the question, “Who is this guy?” Every single man, woman and child, has their own life story to tell, but most of us are not given the opportunity to share our story. Being the self appointed raconteur, (story […]
On August 1, 2016, at 7:00p I sat in a front row seat to observe Lakewood City Council process their decision related to the Rental Registration & Safety Inspection Program (RRSIP).
The City of Lakewood’s current proposed Rental Registration & Safety Inspection Program is an idea being considered to solve Lakewood’s slumlord problem. The solution method our city is considering for Lakewood’s slumlord problem can best be described as, INVOLVE & PUNISH EVERYBODY TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM. All good landlords, good property managers and good tenants […]
I have driven down Gravelly Lake Drive SW past Harold A. Allen Company for close to 5 decades. Hal Allen, second generation owner of Allen Company, was my friend, mentor, and employer when I served Harold Allen Company as an Associate Real Estate Broker and Commercial Manager in the 1970s and 1980s.
One of my avid readers, following my series of articles written in my effort to help the Lakewood City Council and Lakewood citizens understand how unfair and wrong the proposed Rental Registration and Safety Inspection Program (RRISP) is, asked me an on target question. My reader asks, “How will the City of Lakewood Safety […]
Once upon a time, they made a place called City of Lakewood, Washington, not to be confused with the town of Lakewood up north in King County, Washington or Lakewood, Colorado or Lakewood, California for that matter. I am talking about our Lakewood.
Now that the City of Lakewood has changed the name of their proposed Rental Inspection Program (RIP) by adding the word SAFETY to create a new name which reads Rental Registration & Safety Inspection Program (RRSIP), it only makes sense for City Council to request that the city’s Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) become involved […]