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 […]
You would think I would have run out of material and would find myself unable to write one more article regarding Lakewood’s proposed Rental Registration & Safety Inspection Program (RRSIP). Amazingly the RRSIP is such a bad idea on so many levels, there seems to be no end to the negative concerns I can write […]
Our City of Lakewood is not the only city threatening citizens with what many consider to be unconstitutional rental inspection programs. Rental Inspection programs are breeding lawsuits all over our nation. If our city council decides to implement a rental inspection program, they may just be kicking over a lawsuit hornets nest.
Lakewood’s city council is working hard to solve a problem everyone agrees is a problem, namely slumlord properties which produce terrible living conditions for some tenants renting in Lakewood.
The City of Lakewood’s proposed Rental Housing Registration & Safety Inspection Program reminds me of the wedding scene in the fictitious Godfather trilogy movie series where Michael Carleone shares a story with his fiancee, Kay Adams. The story goes like this. Michael’s father, Vito Carleone, loved his god-son, Johnny Fontane, who is a prominent singer. […]
The City of Lakewood is exploring the possibility of enacting a proposal initially called Rental Inspection Program or RIP. Now the city is calling this proposal Rental Registration and Safety Inspection Program (RRSIP). Adding the word Safety to an otherwise bad idea is an ingenious move. How can anyone object to safety?
Recently I published several articles highly critical of the City of Lakewood’s proposed Rental Registration and Inspection Safety Program. Some think I am critical of City Council and city staff. I am not. I am focussed entirely on exposing why the Rental Registration and Inspection Safety Program is a harmful and unfair idea.