The “custom software solution to support the Rental Housing Safety Program”, described by the city as ‘complex and sophisticated’, is now five times the original estimate. Of the $200,000 cost overrun the city says was unforeseen but necessary to develop the deluxe program by which to ‘register and administrate the rental units’ in Lakewood, the […]
I guess because I can. My goodness, the boathouse where I work sits right on the shore of the lake, and the water, especially this morning, beckons. So, no excuses.
What if they gave a war and nobody came? Or no one attended a meeting in order to shame Lakewood City leaders who now, after the fact, Will inform landlords of its own version of the landlord-tenant act.
And the list of such contentious issues could go on, and on. And on. What do they have in common, other than of course the sometimes-volatile exchanges verbally and in print? More importantly, how are decisions made concerning them?
And landlords too for that matter. There’s an election this November in Lakewood, Washington. Political signs are appearing; social media postings are occurring; media interview invitations and Q & A’s have been sent.
By Don Russell, Lakewood This paper describes the likely biological response of Waughop Lake as a result of the discontinuance of untreated sewage discharges from Pierce College into the Lake.
There it sank, the cell phone, a very expensive cell phone, slowly slipping from sight as it swung back-and-forth, back-and-forth, with each pendulum-like motion – almost like it was waving, waving goodbye – descending deeper, deeper into the darkness.
I thought I had set the parking brake. Evidently not.
As the City of Lakewood, Washington celebrates this month of August its one-year anniversary of the passage of Ordinance No. 644 instituting the Rental Housing Safety Program at an annual estimated cost to taxpayers of $175,000, not counting $133,000 for the software to support the program, bypassing certainly a more cost-effective alternative in simply communicating […]
If house-cleaning robots can collect data as they sweep up your house, regularly updating maps of floor plans, as well as the layout of home furnishings so as to “avoid toppling over lamps and ramming into your furniture,” think of what software utilized by a city-approved inspector of your rental could do.